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President Jacob Zuma arrived at Pretoria's Bosman train station on Thursday morning to take a train ride.
Zuma arrived at the train station at around 7am and queued to buy a train ticket.
Early morning commuters stopped and starred with 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.
He was expected to board the train from Pretoria to Sandton, from there take a Gautrain to Park Station, and then proceed with a ride on a Rea Vaya bus on his way to Soweto. - Sapa