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Mbalula's CT train ride not on track

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday experienced first-hand some of the challenges train-users in Cape Town have to endure daily.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula experienced difficulties that Cape Town Metrorail commuters face daily as he joined them on a trip. Picture: @MbalulaFikile/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN – Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula was faced with the difficult task of trying to fix the country's ailing rail network.

Arson attacks, vandalism and other safety concerns plagued the network.

*PHOTO ESSAY: Dear Transport Minister Mbalula: This is what we need you to fix urgently

Mbalula on Tuesday experienced first-hand some of the challenges train-users in Cape Town have to endure daily.

He was meant to travel by train to Langa but due to a passenger related incident at Nyanga station, he had to be shuttled there instead.

The minister said he wanted to deal with these problems.

“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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