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14 March 2021 - 00:00 By philani nombembe

The new CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), Zolani Matthews, has his work cut out to revive the crime-ravaged commuter rail network.

But he has a R2bn war chest, and the recent convictions of a seven-man gang who stole copper cables across the country, to help get SA's trains back on track...

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