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effSABC News reports that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Gauteng says Transport MEC Ismail Vadi and Transport Minister Blade Nzimande must take responsibility for Tuesday’s fatal train collision in Pretoria.  

The party maintains that the two have failed to hold the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) accountable for the many train deaths in the past.  Since January last year, 22 people have died in train crashes on the country’s railway lines.  EFF Gauteng’s chairperson Mandisa Mashego said Vadi and Nzimande should consider the fact that train commuters were vulnerable members of society.  “What we are saying is that we want Ismail Vadi to get directly involved, to make sure as the MEC for Transport in Gauteng that the issues of safety and anxiety and the concerns of our commuters who are 100% the black working class.  We need him to make sure that the correct compensation level is starting to be given,” Mashego stated.

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