Cape Town train cable vandalised

Cape Town - Train signal cables were vandalised in Cape Town on Wednesday morning causing delays to two routes, Metrorail said.

A group of vandals targeted cables between Philippi and Nyanga from 02:00.

Metrorail officers were shot at when they closed in on the group.

Metrorail substituted its train service with a bus service in the area, available to weekly and monthly train ticket holders.

Repairs to the cables could take up to two days.

"It is totally unacceptable that the ill-considered sabotage of state assets should impact on innocent commuters reliant on trains for their livelihood," said regional manager Richard Walker.

He would lay charges of sabotage, malicious damage to property, and attempted murder.

Walker asked residents in the area to come forward with information. There was a R50 000 reward for information leading to arrests.

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Craig Pillay 2014/07/30 10:16:05 PM
Trains would`ve been late irrespective of cable theft. Its a `state owned` inside job.
The Anthony With Brains 2014/07/31 02:19:37 AM
Cry my beloved country!!
Mavis Vermicast 2014/07/31 03:55:30 AM
Baas she is broken baas
Tyrone Whiting 2014/07/31 11:38:28 AM
@Alicialouise yes those were the days now with ANC in power things like this is normal because the ANC government is sososos corrupt it will show in their voters too