Metrorail responds to commuters being beaten by security staff

Earlier this week, Breakfast with Kieno Kammies received a call about a security guard at Muizenberg station who failed to act after a robbery was reported.

The caller said her son was robbed on the train. He jumped off at Muizenberg and reported the incident to a security officer, explaining what had happened. He was asked how much was taken from him, he replied and said he was robbed of R250.

The security officer responded with: "So what? It's just R250."

There were other calls from listeners about seeing security guards beating up fellow commuters for allegedly not having train tickets.

Richard Walker, regional manager Metrorail says the incident was reported to the head of security who is currently investigating.

With regards to security guards beating up commuters, Walker says the security guard who was on contract was told not to return to his post and a disciplinary hearing is underway.

To hear more on Walker's response to incidents involving safety and security at Metrorail stations, listen below:


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