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prasaEWN reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has reported that one of its armed contractors was attacked and shot at by a group of unknown men in Phillipi in the Western Cape.  

In a statement, the rail agency said the contractor was charged with escorting train drivers on duty and was shot in the shoulder.  The guard survived the attack.  This incident follows a series of criminal attacks against Prasa staff while engaged in their daily operations.  Prasa’s Nana Zanani said:  “It’s really disturbing that we’re trying every day to protect the service and to protect the rail infrastructure as well as our commuters and our employees but we seem to be hitting a dead end because the onslaught is growing.”  In the Western Cape, 88 additional armed security guards and two armoured vehicles have been deployed to patrol day and night to enable technical teams to repair vital equipment and prevent further attacks on rail infrastructure.

  • This short report is at EWN
  • See too, Prasa security staff fired upon by armed men in Cape Town, at The Citizen

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