Yet another sorry story of a passenger injured due to negligence by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is playing out in the high court.

This time, the injured passenger is Siyamthanda Maphela. In 2019, he was a learner at a school in Mowbray, Cape Town. On his way home, a stone thrown from outside the train passed through the open doors of the carriage and struck Maphela on the head. As a result, he fell from the moving train and landed on the rails, unconscious and bleeding from the head...

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