Mamelodi train service suspended: Metrorail explains

Services on the Mamelodi corridor have been suspended after a series of incidents, says Lillian Mofokeng, Gauteng Metrorail spokesperson, on the Midday Report.

She says it has been witnessing continuous senseless staff assaults, train hijackings, and attacks on their new trains that introduced to the Mamelodi corridor.

In less than a week, we have seen ten employees that were attacked and had to be withdrawn from our train service operations.

Lillian Mofokeng, Gauteng Metrorail spokesperson

Mofokeng said there is no time frame as to when normal train services will resume as they are still in talks with different law enforcement agencies to help rectify the matter.

No form of vandalism or even attacks can actually be allowed in our operation and we had to suspend services temporarily.

Lillian Mofokeng, Gauteng Metrorail spokesperson

Listen below to hear Mofokeng explain further as to why train services had to be suspended:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Possible motion of no confidence against George mayor for homophobic comment

Possible motion of no confidence against George mayor for homophobic comment

Melvin Naik faces a disciplinary hearing on Thursday over comments about a US LGBTI friendly choir performing at gay pride parade

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

The instruction from Moyane to the official was to allegedly avoid speaking to KPMG investigators during 'rogue unit' inquiry.

Home Affairs Apleni denies SA refugee centres are bad

Home Affairs Apleni denies SA refugee centres are bad

Director General of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni responds to claims that refugee centres in South Africa are in bad condition.

Metrorail appoints contractor to deal with sand on tracks at Simon’s Town

Metrorail appoints contractor to deal with sand on tracks at Simon’s Town

Commuters and visitors have been forced to use a bus service between Fish Hoek and Simon's Town.

#Unite behind call for proper safety plan from Prasa after attack on security

#Unite behind call for proper safety plan from Prasa after attack on security

Zukiswa Vuka, Organiser at #UniteBehind elaborates on pressing safety issues facing Metrorail's central line.

Metrorail says restoring the central line is "not a quick fix"

Metrorail says restoring the central line is "not a quick fix"

The central line has been suspended for 4 weeks and it is still unclear when the Cape's busiest line is expected to reopen.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

Human trafficking: The life of drugs and prostitution - Grizelda Grootboom

Human trafficking: The life of drugs and prostitution - Grizelda Grootboom

The author of Exit, Grizelda Grootboom, explains how she was trafficked, drugged and sold for sex on the streets of Joburg.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

A trending Twitter debate has left social media users arguing over whether Winnie the Pooh is a girl or boy.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?