Speedy arrests in the murder of Metrorail train driver

Metrorail train driver Piet Botha was killed in what is believed to be a robbery, while waiting to catch a train on the platform at Netreg Station near Bonteheuwel on Tuesday.

Two suspects have been arrested after a community tip-off to police.

John Maytham spoke to Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott about the 46 year old Malmsbury man who lost his life.

He usually drives trains on the Wellington route. He was however approached to train trainee train drivers and he was brushing up his knowledge of the central line. So he had taken a train out and got of at Netreg Station and was waiting to catch another one back.

Riana Scott, Metrorail spokesperson

Though she says he was identifiable as a train driver because of his uniform, Metrorail believe that it was not why he was targeted.

It was a pure criminal event.

Riana Scott, Metrorail spokesperson

We are traumatised by the event, it's absolutely horrific, but we are ecstatic about the arrests. That's the kind of active citizenry that we want to encourage. For so long people stay quiet for fear of intimidation...but we are very, very happy that that person has come forward.

Riana Scott, Metrorail spokesperson

There is also surveillance footage available of the incident.

Listen to the full interview below:

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