Prasa working on resumption of services in Mabopane and Saulsville

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is working on plans to refurbish the Mabopane/Pretoria CBD railway corridor, according to spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng. Prasa was working on the resumption of services in Mabopane and Saulsville, among other areas, she said. Prasa owns 317 stations of the 468 stations Metrorail operates and has experienced unprecedented […]

Bikers and tow truck drivers protest for more police on highway

Tow truck drivers and bikers embarked on a protest yesterday on the R80 Mabopane highway to demand increased police presence on the road. This was in light of the horrific incidents tow truck drivers and motorists stuck on the side of the road have experienced recently. The Citizen to spoke to Kabelo Sebulele, an employee […]

Eskom implements load reduction in Tshwane

While most South Africans are getting a break from load shedding, some residents of Tshwane have had to brace themselves a few hours without power on Tuesday afternoon. Eskom said it would be implementing load reduction in the next hour to avoid network overloading in high-density areas. Affected areas include Ekangala, Ga-Rankuwa, Mabopane, Soshanguve, Swartdam, […]

Thirsty residents loot Alcohol on highway – Watch

As part of lockdown rules, booze is banned in Mzansi, leading to many dry throats. But Christmas came early for Tshwane residents on Monday. A truck carrying booze lost control on the Mabopane highway and residents helped themselves to the booze. The incident was caught on videos and circulated on social media. In one video, […]

Permits still essential for travel between municipalities – Police

Police spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela says motorists who do not have permits will be turned back. Police have warned motorists travelling between various municipalities to ensure they have permits – or face being turned back, Pretoria East Record reports. This comes after almost 500 motorists and passengers were turned back at various roadblocks held within […]

No arrests yet following Mabopane taxi owners triple murder

Police in Pretoria are searching for suspects involved in the murder of three people believed to be taxi owners in Mabopane. The three men were killed in a drive-by shooting on Thursday at the corner of Bushveld street and August road. The police’s Mavela Masondo said the shooting could be linked to ongoing battles over […]

Mabopane train station to be closed for a year

About R1,1-billion will be used to get Mabopane rail services, north of Pretoria, back on track. In the meantime, the Mabopane station will be closed for a year. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the refurbishment should be finished by 2021. Mabopane is one of the stations that’s been crippled by cable theft and vandalism. This […]

Kwaito singer, Mabula arrested for selling own music

Kwaito singer Rollence Mabula wants justice after police allegedly arrested him last month while he was selling his own music at a shopping mall in Mabopane, north of Pretoria. The singer from Rustenburg, North West, was arrested for selling his latest single and said police accused him of selling pirated or copied music. Mabula said […]

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ANC distances itself from Garankuwa shutdown

The ANC in the Greater Tshwane Region has distanced itself from what it called the ‘hogwash and tomfoolery’ that is the planned mass meeting and Garankuwa shutdown. “The ANC cannot speak for South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) but we would like to categorically and unconditionally state that the ANC in the Greater Tshwane Region […]