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ancNews24 reports that the ANC and its top leaders took their election campaign to train stations this week, with party president Cyril Ramaphosa visiting Park Station in Johannesburg on Monday.  

Others, including secretary general Ace Magashule and party leaders Gwede Mantashe and Paul Mashatile, joined crowds of citizens making their way to school and work.  On the train ride, which made seven stops, the ANC secretary general listened to commuters' complaints about train delays and lack of safety.  Magashule himself complained about the delays, lamenting that he arrived at 05:30 but only boarded a train at 06:45.  "To leave home at 04:00 and only get on a train around 07:00 makes no sense to me," said Magashule.  Making his way through severely cramped coaches, Magashule assured commuters, some who were standing because there weren't enough seats, that the ANC would intervene.  “This is a mistake we need to fix.  I will be giving the president a report.  We will also talk to Prasa (the Passenger Rail Agency of SA) before the end of the week," he promised.

  • Read a short report by Tshidi Madia on this matter at News24

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