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metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that in a continued effort to clamp down on the crime crippling Cape Town’s rail network, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA's (Prasa's) rail enforcement unit has recorded further successes.  

More than 20 court cases are before the courts, where suspects have been arrested for an array of rail-related offences.  In one case, a convicted cable thief was handed a 12-year sentence, suspended for six years, after he pleaded guilty to the crime.  Metrorail’s Riana Scott commented:  “Admission of guilt has become a norm, and this is due to the solid evidence that our team presents in court.  Prasa teams also continue to enforce the Law of Succession Amendment Act.  Accordingly, 29 vagrants and their illegal structures were removed from Prasa property and 32 warnings issued.”

  • Read a short report by Lauren Isaacs on this story at EWN

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