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Untu calls on Prasa to bolster security after 2 drivers attacked at PTA station

The drivers were ending trips at the Hercules Station in Pretoria on Tuesday when a group of commuters blocked their intended change of course with concrete blocks.

Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - The United National Transport Union (Untu) has called on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to bolster security at Gauteng stations after two drivers were attacked by commuters.

The drivers were ending trips at the Hercules Station in Pretoria on Tuesday when a group of commuters blocked their intended change of course with concrete blocks.

They were instructed by control officers to continue with the trip to avoid violence.

The union’s Steve Harris says it is unacceptable that there was no security present at the time of the attack.

“There was no security… this is what we've been going on about all along. There’s no use having a security guard armed with a bat, he means nothing.”

The union is expected to meet with management to address the issue on Thursday.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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