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metrorail thumb medium90 92The Citizen reports that the recently announced Western Cape premier candidate for the Democratic Alliance (DA), Alan Winde, has vowed to continue to put pressure on the national government to hand over the authority for Metrorail to municipalities in the Western Cape so that they could effectively manage the daily operation of the region’s trains.  

According to Winde, Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande has refused to acknowledge that there was a crisis with Metrorail.  “While he is turning a blind eye, commuters are struggling to live, learn, and work,” Winde indicated in a statement.  It is the DA’s view that the proper working of the Western Cape’s trains was crucial to the people in the province and needed urgent attention.  Winde added that this had become even more of a priority with yet another fuel hike on Tuesday at midnight.  “It is a death blow to the pockets of many people across our country.  This hike is yet another way that the failing ANC-led national government is keeping people away from economic opportunities,” stated Winde.

  • Read this report by Kaunda Selisho in full at The Citizen

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