Tempers have flared and patience has boiled over tonight as a train at Cape Town Station has been set alight.

Commuters, fed up by an unreliable Metrorail service and faced with lengthy delays, began a riot earlier which resulted in two trains being set ablaze. Smoke could be seen billowing out of the station as a growing crowd took to the streets to demonstrate their frustration.


Violence has erupted in the area surrounding Cape Town Station.


Follow the #CTTrainStation hashtag on Twitter for more updates.

Featured Photography Ashraf Hendricks



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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When Justin's not covering a story, he can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and is currently learning herbalism.