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CGEThe Citizen reports that the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) said on Sunday that it was appalled at the barbaric action of some rail commuters who stripped naked a female train driver, hit her with a brick, and dragged her into bushes during the ongoing attacks on trains along the Pretoria to Pienaarsport corridor.  

“The CGE condemns this demeaning and objectifying of this woman train driver.  No amount of provocation caused by the delay of the train warranted any person to senselessly attack a defenseless and helpless woman,” the commission said in a statement.  It called on commuters who were on the train on the day in question, Tuesday 13 March, to work together with the SA Police Service (SAPS), the Metrorail Security Service (MSS), and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to identify the perpetrators of this heinous crime.  The commission applauded the quick intervention of the MSS who saved the woman’s life.

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