- A video has gone viral showing a train packed to the rafters in Cape Town
- Many were shocked to see passengers clinging onto the roof and sides of the train as it drove
- Some South Africans revealed the situation is common in other provinces and called for the provinces to take over Metrorail
Twitter user, Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee), shared a video of an overloaded train in Cape Town on Sunday.
A full Metrorail train is hardly surprising but the extent to which it was overloaded was something to behold.
Passengers could be seen clinging onto the front, sides and roof of the moving train.
Briefly.co.za noted that the controversial images sparked a wide range of sentiments from South Africans.
Some tweeps felt they would rather be late than to risk their lives whereas others explained the desperation when jobs are on the line.
Numerous people admitted that they initially thought the video was taken in India.
Twitter user, @DavidMVM, called for Metrorail to be unbundled and for each province to run their own rail system.
His sentiments were echoed by the vast majority of tweeps.
The general consensus was that South Africans aren’t helping themselves due to vandalism and other issues.
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