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Journos describe 2-hour late train ride with Ramaphosa who vows heads will roll

18 March 2019 1:55 PM
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President Cyril Ramaphosa
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eNCA reporter Aldrin Sampear and EWN's Mia Lindeque say the president experienced what ordinary South Africans endure daily.

As part of the African National Congress (ANC) election campaign, President Cyril Ramaposa took a train from Soshanguve to Pretoria.

The president and his entourage were stuck on a train that was two hours late.

Read: President Ramaphosa caught a train to Pretoria...and it was very late!

eNCA reporter Aldrin Sampear who was in the same train as the president speaks to Clement Manyathela.

The president woke up to a rude awakening literally, because what was supposed to have been an hour-long programme turned out to be close to four hours.

Aldrin Sampear, Reporter - ENCA

The president's being stuck on the train and getting an experience of exactly what commuters go through every day.

Aldrin Sampear, Reporter - ENCA

He did say that it was unfortunate that commuters have to experience this and this is something that he will be taking up with Prasa management.

Aldrin Sampear, Reporter - ENCA

EWN reporter Mia Lindeque who was waiting for the president on the other side of the train ride also weighed in on the lateness of the train.

The president received a warm welcome on the other side, but you could see when he addressed the commuters that he was distressed.

Mia Lindeque, Reporter - EWN

He said to people that heads will roll and I will make sure that Prasa will know about this.

Mia Lindeque, Reporter - EWN

Listen below to the full interview:




18 March 2019 1:55 PM
Tags:
PRASA
Metrorail
President Cyril Ramaphosa
train ride

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