Cape Town - Metrorail suspects that the vandals responsible for wrecking Metrorail’s Mitchells Plain line last week were former security guards for the railway who were disgruntled after they were fired.
Regional manager Richard Walker said the group responsible were “90-plus” security guards who worked for a company contracted to patrol and protect Metrorail’s assets.
The group were fired by their employer after a dispute, and could have sabotaged Metrorail’s signalling system as twisted revenge on their boss, said Walker.
The train service was up and running by yesterday morning, although there is still work to be done to complete the R2.5 million repair effort.
Walker said that judging by the modus operandi of the vandals, it could only have been the “guys who previously patrolled the rails”.