The shortage of specialised investigative units in policing sectors is having a negative effect in serious crime in Gauteng. This week we witnessed another incident which, if properly investigated, could have yielded positive results.

Four suspects arrested in connection with the trains that were burnt at the Braamfontein train yard appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s court. But they were released because of lack of evidence. This shows no proper investigation was done to determine exactly who was behind the attacks. Beside the police being tasked with investigating incidents like these, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA must do more to ensure that their rolling stock is properly safeguarded...

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