For Immediate Release
31 May 2022
SATAWU CALLS ON TRANSPORT MINISTER TO ACT ON TRAIN COLLISIONS
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) is concerned about the recent Metrorail Train collisions. It is every worrying and unfortunate that yesterday thousands of Workers and Commuters were left stranded between Muizenberg and Fish Hoek in the Western Cape, following a collision with a car.
SATAWU calls on Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula to take these incidents very serious. We are of the view, that Minister Mbalula needs to do thorough investigations and he must act swiftly. In January this year two Metrorail trains collided in Mabobane outside Pretoria, leaving thousands of our Workers and Commuters stranded as they rely on it as their daily transport, to and from their work destinations following a technical fault. The safety of our Workers, Commuters and Staff is our priority. SATAWU wants to reassure its people that we are committed in serving our people with respect, convenience, safe and secure environment.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) is also deeply concerned and devastated of the cable theft taking place in Train stations throughout the country, leading to poor service in the Train Sector. We call on our communities to report such criminality to law enforcement agencies so we can have efficient, safe and reliable trains in our country.
Issued by SATAWU
General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko : 082 660 4793
Deputy Secretary General Cde Anele Kiet : 071 021 1903
Head Of Communications Amanda Tshemese : 062 945 7217