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Bomb hoax delays Cape Town trains

2012-09-17 10:20

Cape Town - Cape Town trains were delayed on Monday morning because of a bomb scare at Maitland station, Metrorail said.

Regional manager Mthuthuzeli Swart said it received a "tip-off" at about 06:00 and cleared the station to allow police to inspect the railway tracks.

Explosives officers found nothing and train services resumed at 07:15.

Six trains experienced an average 20 minutes delay.

"We condemn the action in the strongest possible terms... these individuals thrive on causing chaos and must be stopped immediately," Swartz said.

A reward of up to R25 000 was on offer for information leading to the conviction of hoax callers.

Comments
  • yangmanfrom.sawthafriqa - 2012-09-17 10:27

    Regional Manager Mthithuzeli Swaart (choch-ice) just now we will have Siyabonga van de Mwerve

      pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-17 10:33

      lol

  • busisiwe.kubeka1 - 2012-09-17 10:41

    The suspect is a DA drug addict,he/she was high on drugs.Make sure he/she is arrested for telling lies like Zille

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-17 11:16

      You need your head read bususuwe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-17 12:21

      no man - it was that Carlton terrorist - he commited suicide BEFORE he could put the bomb because he realised that he can't do much with one hand since the other one was blown!

  • thomas.rikhotso.7 - 2012-09-17 10:59

    Its 2 bad 2 treat ppl lyk diz. I wsh da prson wo is responsbl mst b arsted. Sum of cumutas r fired 2 deir jobs bcos of da delay. PAPAMFIHLO

  • Masixole Riovendo-rio Matshaya - 2012-09-17 11:17

    metrorail service is poor maan anyway, yada yading about the bomb here, lol Busi the DA, chok-ice man anada lol, ya guys like the race or political card game

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-17 11:21

    Try to catch,and deal with the Joker.Electronics are trackable.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-17 11:36

    Busisizwe go and drink some more mtshovalale

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