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Looted South African rail stations in ruins as new trains gather dust

AFP, 16 Apr 2021
Looters targeted South Africa’s railways during the country's coronavirus lockdowns. Thieves plundered anything from cables and handrails to bricks and doors. Ironically, the vandalism occurred as the government embarked on an ambitious multi-billion-dollar plan to modernise its urban commuter rail transport network. Now, brand new trains lie in wait, and commuters are left stranded.

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