- Pictures of a vandalised train station in Klip Town, Soweto have been making rounds on Twitter
- The post was first shared by prominent Twitter user, Yusuf Abramjee
- Mzansi reacted angrily to the post, demanding that the ANC take immediate and heavy-handed action
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Pictures of a severely vandalised train station in Klip Town, Soweto have gone viral on Twitter. The post, which was shared by user Yusuf Abramjee, features photos of the station in complete ruins with a caption explaining that the facility is in Klip Town, south of Johannesburg.
Angry South African citizens quickly flooded the post, voicing their opinions on the matter while calling on the country's ruling party, the ANC, to step up and take action against the vandals while also paying more attention to the country's continuously declining infrastructure.
Many of them accused the ANC of stealing state funds for personal gain while allowing the country to slip further and further into ruins. Others also questioned how the government would remedy the transport situation once people who frequently use the train station need to start traveling to work again.
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Here are some of the comments that were left below the post.
"Do you know how painful it is for us to watch our infrastructure being destroyed? We are in pain as South Africans but we are ignored. What the hell is wrong with government? The only thing they care about is stealing while the country is going to the dogs."
"Trains used to transport more than 100 000 people daily from Ekurhuleni to JHB. Starting station being Springs Train Station, Brakpan, Benoni, Dunswart, Daveyton, etc... Nothing is happening now, infrastructure badly vandalised."
While, @Feikemanagement said:
"This is the ANC's failed state. Handed working infrastructure. It needed expansion, maintenance and modernisation over the past 26 years. They and their supporters elected to destroy and steal everything instead."
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Meanwhile, in other Briefly.co.za news, the EFF has welcomed the decision to proceed with public hearings and submissions for the South African Reserve Bank Amendment Bill introduced by its leader Julius Malema two years ago.
The Bill seeks to discontinue private ownership of the South African Reserve Bank with the party explaining that it aims to 'basically legally expropriate' the bank from shareholders and into the ownership of the country itself.
The EFF encouraged citizens to pay close attention to the process and actively participate in public engagement relating to the matter, commenting that:
"We call on all progressive forces to make both written and oral submissions to Parliament to reclaim an asset which under normal democratic processes should belong to the ownership of the people as a whole."
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Source: Briefly News