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Prasa heads to court over homes on Cape Town train tracks

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula speaking at the opening of the Rail Traffic Control Centre in 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.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula speaking at the opening of the Rail Traffic Control Centre in Cape Town

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.

In other news – Ntsiki Mazwai feels disgusted following cutting of the free education budget

Ntsiki Mazwai has taken to her social media to slam the ANC and Tito Mboweni. 

Ntsiki Mazwai

This is as a result of the recent budget speech, which announced the cutting of the free education budget. Learn more

Source: eNCA