In the past few months, there have been several incidents of Cape Town train carriages being set alight. Authorities have now stated that whoever is behind these arson attacks is clearly trying to sabotage the city’s rail infrastructure.
In the past week, three carriages have been set on fire. The most recent incident marks the sixth arson attack on Cape Town trains this year. Since May 2015 however, over 149 train carriages have been damaged by flames.
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has said that an investigation is underway and should conclude by next month.
By: Mikayla Tetreault, Staff Writer