UPDATE: Metrorail repairing damage caused during Soweto protest

JOHANNESBURG, 20 March 2017 – Protesters blocked the Soweto highway. eNCA spoke to JMPD Spokesperson Wayne Minaar for more insight. ​ Video: eNCA
File: Gauteng Metrorail services between Dube and New Canada stations are cancelled due to protest action causing operations to be unsafe. Photo: Flickr/SAR Connecta

SOWETO - There was pandemonium in parts of Soweto as protesters burned tyres close to the highway.

Officials says residents are protesting over a piece of land they want to occupy.

Metrorail has confirmed that train services between Dube and New Canada stations are cancelled due to protest action causing operations to be unsafe.

The transport provider said that while protest action has stopped, damage was done to the signalling infrastructure on the line.

READ: Mamelodi commuters blast Metrorail services

Gauteng Metrorail spokesman Lillian Mofokeng said technicians are currently attending to the repairs and hope to have the trains operational by Monday afternoon.

 

 

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