WATCH: Metrorail's 'Joseph' has commuters in stitches during an 'emotional' train ride

2017-09-06 14:24

Cape Town - Metrorail trips aren't always a laughing matter, but one commuter had other passengers in the carriage in stitches with a phone call.

A video, in which "Joseph" talks on his cellphone at the top of his voice, has been viewed more than a million times on Facebook, Netwerk24 reported.

In the video Joseph, speaking very loudly, can be heard asking someone to fetch him at Cape Town station, but the person on the other side apparently can't hear him.

"I'm sorry, I can't hear you because the train is 'emotional', Joseph says. When he is asked who is speaking, Joseph can't spell his own name and asks other commuters to help.

A passenger asks Joseph to please tone it down a bit, which he promises to do. But instead, he immediately shouts into his cellphone at the top of his voice again.

When Joseph doesn't lower his voice, an altercation ensues.

Several people commented on the video, saying that it was all an act.

"The guys know one another and they are very entertaining. They know how to make a frustrating train trip fun," Jerowine Mckay wrote under the video.

"I was on the train on my way to Kraaifontein," wrote Abongile Qalintshebe. "What a super prank!"

Renata Gancito Arendse says she’s often on the train with Joseph and he "does that".

"He brightens up my day." 

Read more on:    metrorail  |  cape town  |  public transport

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.