Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema experienced what it is like to ride a Metro train for the first time and loved it. However, the politician bemoaned the conditions affecting commuters and highlighted issues he felt needed solving.
Julius Malema had an 'experience-and-a half' today when he rode on a Metro Rail train for the first time.
The Economic Freedom Fighter leader joined thousands as he boarded the 6am train from Umlazi to the Durban CBD, according to TimesLIVE.
Malema reminisced that the last time he had been on a train had been during his ANC Youth League days, but it had not been the same as experiencing the ordinary train with citizens doing their best to get to work and school.
The 45-minute trip saw passengers posing for photos with the EFF leader and telling him the truth about using the system in their day-to-day travels:
"Our people are subjected to overcrowded trains and as a result they are arriving very late to work and school. Those are the issues we need to fix."
Malema is expected to address students at the Durban University of Technology later today.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that President Cyril Ramaphosa had also taken a train ride during his campaigning ahead of the elections. He had apparently had a harder trip than his EFF counterpart when his train had been delayed for hours.
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