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metrorail thumb medium90 92eNCA reports that Metrorail has suspended operations in Mamelodi, north east of Pretoria, due to train hijackings, staff assaults and attacks against commuter trains in the area.  

In a statement, Metrorail said there has been more than 10 attacks in a space of less than a week, with the latest incident having taken place at the Eerste Fabrieke station on Tuesday night.  No train service will run from Koedoespoort and Pienaarspoort stations.  "Drivers are scared to operate in the area due to ongoing attacks," spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said, adding that the suspension had no timeframe.  There will be no alternative plans for commuters.  Commuters with valid tickets for the month or weekly tickets can claim refunds from the Rissik, Haartebees and Pretoria stations.

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