Prasa heads to court over homes on Cape Town train tracks

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says his department will approach the High Court to remove community members who've built their homes on Cape Town's central train line. eNCA’s Nobesuthu Hejana has the story. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says Prasa will be approaching the High Court in Western Cape to remove those who built homes on railway tracks in Cape Town, affecting rail services.

Illegal settlements on rail lines are delaying construction work to reopen lines from Langa to Khayelitsha.

READ: Cape Town railway track dwellers vow not to move

The rail agency's new CEO Zolani Mathews says he'll aim to improve operational performance, ensure security interventions and root out corruption.

Mbalula says his department is currently working on a safety plan and will be hiring 3,000 security personnel as most vandalism on public infrastructure happens in broad daylight.

* eNCA's Nobesuthu Hejana reports.


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