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.


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Featured Photography Ashraf Hendricks



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