metrorail thumb medium90 92Independent News reports that Metrorail managed to secure a total of 26 arrests and successful convictions between 19 August and 2 September.

Acting spokesperson for Metrorail, Nana Zenani, said the suspects were arrested for various crimes ranging from robbery, malicious damage to property and drug trafficking to breaking and entering. They were arrested in areas such as Maitland, Bellville, Kuilsriver, Retreat, Parow, Kensington, Eerste River, Goodwood and Stellenbosch. Zenani added that further arrests had been made by the Western Cape Security patrol teams in the Bellville, Parow, Peter Barlow, Oostersee hotspots in the last 72 hours. According to Zenani, the Western Cape security team would continue to partner with communities in combating theft and vandalism of Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) assets along the network. Neighbourhood watches and ordinary citizens contributed significantly towards intelligence gathering but in arrests as well, she advised. Zenani added the security team would be hosting a series of informative workshops with various neighbourhood watches to educate community organisations regarding legislative provisions and crime preventive strategies in the areas situated near Metrorail operational lines.

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