South Africa's rail system is a plague on commuters who are forced to use it to get to work and school on a daily basis. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula experienced their plight first-hand on a trip of his own.
It's no secret that Mzansi's rail system is in tatters, suffering from delays, unsafe conditions and other issues.
Fikile Mbalula got a taste of what commuters have to contend with on a daily basis, taking a trip to Langa.
The Transport Minister had needed to be shuttled to his destination after a passenger-related incident at Nyanga station forced him off of the train, reports EWN.
Mbalula seems to be intent on dealing with the situation at hand, commenting that:
“My starting point is to establish a war room because a war room guarantees that all elements and all parties are on board and then the minister gets first-hand information and where necessary intervenes.”
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