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protestEWN reports that activist group ‘Unite Behind’ is planning a mass protest in Cape Town on Thursday against Metrorail's poor services.  The organisation said it would also launch its #DelayRepay campaign.  

Members and commuters will apparently gather at Cape Town station concourse.  Organiser Zukie Vuka said that until over 70% of trains ran on time for three consecutive months, monthly ticket holders should be entitled to use their ticket for the duration of the next consecutive month.  The demand is that the arrangement should start immediately, with September monthly tickets extending into October.  Vuka stated that commuters suffered daily because of state capture, corruption, mismanagement, loss of rail stock and infrastructure and organised crime.  The group also said it was concerned about the safety of commuters.  On Friday, three trains were set alight in the Cape.

  • Read this report by Kaylynn Palm at EWN


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