11 April 2013
The IFP condemns the recent violent assault of
a passenger on a Metrorail train by a Metrorail security guard
at Kraaifontein station in the Western Cape.
IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros
Sithole MP said, "This is complete abuse of power. People who
are supposed to uphold law and order should not feel that they
have power to treat other citizens in such a brutal manner.
This is becoming an increasing phenomenon in
our country and it must be stopped. People should feel safe
around security guards and police. Security guards should follow
security protocols in reprimanding people instead of immediately
resorting to unprovoked violence."
Sithole continued, "We urge Metrorail to
investigate and address these unacceptable behavioural patterns
that seem to be developing within their security ranks. We also
hope that Metrorail will proceed with the strictest disciplinary
measures against the implicated security guard."
Contact: IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr
Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252