Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is seeking state intervention after an alarming spike of cable theft incidents along the railway line that connects Durban to the economic hub of Gauteng nearly led to the collapse of its operations over the past two weeks.

“The issue of security is beyond us as a company and the government needs to help ... I call it economic sabotage,” Rudzani Ligege, the managing executive for the corridor, said in an interview on Friday...

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