Zuma takes to the train

2012-06-14 08:20


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Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma took a train ride on Thursday morning, arriving at Pretoria's Bosman train station for his journey.

The train was apparently cleared for Zuma while a diesel train ran behind it.

Zuma arrived at the train station at around 07:00 and queued to buy a train ticket.

Early morning commuters stopped and stared in surprise at the huge contingent of police officers, Metrorail staff and numerous news crews.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa and other officials were also at the station.

Zuma's tour, dubbed the "The President's Monitoring Visit 2012" was an opportunity for him to assess public transport in Gauteng during rush hour.

After the Metrorail ride, he was expected to take a Gautrain to Park Station, and then proceed with a ride on a Rea Vaya bus on his way to Soweto.

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