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newsNews24 reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Cape Town residents are expected to experience transport troubles on Tuesday morning.  

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has indefinitely suspended all its operations in KZN following last Friday's torching of cars and vandalism of its property in Umlazi, south of Durban.  Thousands of train commuters are expected to be left stranded as there will be no trains in the entire province on Tuesday, Prasa KZN spokesperson Zama Nomnganga confirmed.  Meanwhile, working class communities across Cape Town are expected to take to the streets on Tuesday morning as part of a movement called the Western Cape Total Shutdown.  They will be protesting against poverty, crime and unemployment.  Organiser Gatto Wanza said residents would gather and protest on streets leading to highways between 05:00 and 10:00.  The roads expected to be affected will feed into the N2, M5 and M7 traffic.  Mayoral committee member JP Smith said any blocking of roads would not be allowed and would be treated as illegal.

  • Read this report by Mxolisi Mngadi in full at News24

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