Two Metrorail trains caught fire on Easter Sunday just before 4pm at the Cape Town Railway Station destroying ten carriages and two motor coaches amounting to R36 million.
Cape Town Transport and Safety MEC Donald Grant speaks to CapeTalk's Africa Melane about the state of the investigation.
He confirms there is CCTV footage of suspects.
We have some video footage of a person with another person on the scene at the time who were then apprehended by security, and who then ran away.— Donald Grant, Transport and Safety MEC - Western Cape Provincial Administration
He says this is now a police matter and Saps are looking for the suspects.
After a long period of train attacks, prior to the incident, he says the province had had six months incident-free. It had built up 57 functional train sets towards the target of 60.
We have to find out who these people were.— Donald Grant, Transport and Safety MEC - Western Cape Provincial Administration
While it is now a police matter, Grant says he intends taking it further with the transport minister.
I intend to escalate it further with Minister Nzimande who I am seeing later this week.— Donald Grant, Transport and Safety MEC - Western Cape Provincial Administration
A billion rands worth of public transport assets has been lost since October 2015.
Until we get to the root cause we will continue to throw public money at the situation.— Donald Grant, Transport and Safety MEC - Western Cape Provincial Administration
Listen to the interview below:
News just in: Two trains were on fire at Platform 12 at the Cape Town railway station just before 4pm. Ten carriages were left gutted. The cause of the fire has not been confirmed and there are no injuries. pic.twitter.com/Xn0UkUrQxe— Voice of the Cape (@VOCfm) April 21, 2019
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [UPDATE] Police have CCTV footage of Cape Town train fire suspects