Two seen after train driver's murder

2012-12-27 20:18
 (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - Two men were spotted crossing a railway line shortly after a train driver was murdered in his locomotive, police said on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said two cellphones had been stolen from the scene of the murder, "possibly by two men who were seen crossing a railway line after the train had stopped".

Train driver JP du Plessis was found stabbed to death in a stationary train outside Hercules station in Pretoria on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Dlamini said it appeared the driver had also been hit by a blunt object.

He said no arrests had been made yet but police were following several leads.

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa earlier issued a statement saying metrorail trains would not operate in Gauteng on New Year's Day in honour of Du Plessis.

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