Commuters were left without any alternative transportation after Metrorail Western Cape cancelled most of its services between Muldersvlei and Dal Josafat on Tuesday, September 28.
Metrorail spokesperson Nana Zenani indicated that the cancellation of its services comes after Transnet Freight Rail is undertaking maintenance of their overhead lines between Bellville and Kraaifontein.
“The works are unfortunately affecting our services and Metrorail must therefore suspend some its services due to safety. Metrorail will continue to keep commuters updated on the maintenance work,” Zenani said.
The latest maintenance works also come after Metrorail confirmed that a total of 26 arrests and successful convictions were made between August 19 and September 2 in the Western Cape alone. According to Metrorail, the suspects were arrested for various crimes ranging from robbery, malicious damage to property, drug trafficking and breaking and entering.
Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town has now launched an urgent probe regarding the defaced mural of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the city centre. Tutu’s painting was tarnished with the k-word.