Train driver murder 'shocking' - Fedusa

2012-06-05 20:36

Johannesburg - The murder of a female train driver at a railway station in Makhado, Limpopo is brutal and shocking, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) said on Tuesday.

"It is always sad when a worker dies while doing their duty," Fedusa deputy general secretary Krister Janse van Rensburg said in a statement.

"We are shocked at what seems to be a brutal death suffered by this female train driver. This kind of thing should never happen."

Nare Mashamaite, 47, was strangled and also possibly raped when she and her assistant were inspecting a train on Monday morning. Her assistant managed to flee unharmed.

The United Transport and Allied Union and SA Railways and Harbour Workers' Union general secretary Steve Harris sent condolences to Mashamaite's family.

"We cannot accept that our members are exposed to such adverse circumstances where thugs, murderers and the like freely roam Transnet premises," he said.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) spokesperson Sibongiseni Henna urged all train operators to provide sufficient security for their staff to prevent another "inhuman" act.

"The RSR will be investigating this incident. We call on law enforcement agencies to redouble their efforts in bringing the culprit/s to book," he said.

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