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The rail ‘challenge’ signals failed state

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Fikile Mbalula was on the money with his observation about why country’s train tracks, railway cabling and station infrastructure have been pillaged at an eye-watering rate. It’s because of the ineptness of those running the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.


17 Sep 2020
PREMIUM!
The rail ‘challenge’ signals failed state

A promo tweeted by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Fikile Mbalula/Twitter

The ANC’s new cliché is: Challenges. So, according to party secretary-general Ace Magashule, our neighbour Zimbabwe faces some “challenges”. It’s a country going down the toilet, is what most sensible people would call it. Now, our court jester Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula – attired in railway security policeman uniform in his Tweets – describes our passenger rail infrastructure as “a challenge”. Most sensible people would call it a chaotic mess. However, Mbaks was on the money with his observation about why country’s train tracks, railway cabling and station infrastructure have been pillaged at an eye-watering rate. It’s because of the...

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