The Department of Transport has taken to social media to affirm that the issue of vandalism at railway stations is not being ignored, further promising that the minister will provide feedback soon.
The Department of Transport took to Twitter on Monday, 14 September 2020, to address the matter of the increase in acts of vandalism at railway stations. The issue has led to calls for remedial action to be taken, following clips being circulating on social media showcasing how abandoned train stations have been looted of metal and cables during the lockdown period.
Spokesperson of the Department of Transport, Ayanda Allie-Paine shared a video speaking on the planned remedial action by the department. Although Allie-Paine did not share any specifics in the video, she asserted that Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula has met with various stakeholders to create a plan of action. She further claimed that the minister would provide feedback soon.
See the post below.
Contrary to popular belief, @Dotransport is NOT ignoring the vandalism of railway stations
Work IS being done & @MbalulaFikile will make announcements this week
We commend active citizens who have held government to account on this matter & we promise to give feedback ASAP pic.twitter.com/zKw0tBD6hi
— Ayanda-Allie Paine (@AyandaAllieP) September 14, 2020