South Africa: Gauteng rail service disrupted by vandalism

In South Africa, Gauteng’s railway system grinds to a halt, leaving hundreds of thousands stranded.

Hundreds of thousands of people in South Africa have been left with no affordable transport after parts of the rail system closed down.

Train services have already been severely limited because of the pandemic, and now the theft of cables and even station roofing material has led to even more limitations as the passenger rail agency struggles to keep trains running.

Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Johannesburg, South Africa.