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prasaANA reports that a female train driver was stripped naked, hit with a brick and dragged into the thickets during ongoing attacks on Tuesday on trains along the Pretoria to Pienaarspoort corridor.  

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) said:  ““Amongst some of the criminality that took place yesterday [Tuesday] includes the senseless attack of Prasa female train driver who was mobbed, hit on the head with a brick, stripped of her clothing and was being dragged to nearby bushes when they (the attackers) were intercepted by Prasa response teams.  An additional ten Prasa employees were also attacked during this incident.”  The agency went on to express its dismay “at the catastrophic levels of crime against its employees and assets.”  CEO Cromet Molepo said:  “The vandalism and criminality is widespread and demands a higher intervention by all interested parties including the community.”  Prasa indicated it was holding a series of meetings with various stakeholders following the attack.

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