- Mar 26, 2010
De Mist station in Uitenhage, which was waist-high in weeds, has been cleaned — but not by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). After GroundUp published pictures of the filthy station, members of the political party Freedom Front Plus cleaned it up.
The station is one of 11 on the way to Port Elizabeth most of which have been ruined by vandalism and neglected by PRASA. In some stations toilets are broken, and taps, basins, toilet seats, bulbs, doors and even ticket machines have been stolen or vandalised.
“Volunteers from a political party came and cleaned the station, not our bosses at PRASA,” said one PRASA worker at De Mist. “Volunteers were wearing T-shirts written FF Plus. They were dominated by elderly people. They carried spades, forks, grass cutting machines and a lot of rubbish plastic bags.” she said.
More at: https://www.groundup.org.za/article/filthy-train-station-has-been-cleaned-but-not-by-prasa/