Train arson cost SA R290m - Ndebele

2012-06-06 22:27
The torching of train carriages has cost R290m in the past three years, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says. (File, GCIS)

The torching of train carriages has cost R290m in the past three years, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says. (File, GCIS)

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Cape Town - The torching of train carriages has cost R290m in the past three years, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said on Wednesday.

The cost amounted to R81.5m in 2009/10; R82.3m in 2010/11; and R126.2m in the past (2011/12) financial year, he said in a written reply to a parliamentary question.

"The costs with regard to the torching of trains... pertains to pure insurance losses, for example, repairs and replacement of assets," Ndebele said.

- SAPA
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