A PRASA Premier Classe passenger train collided with a stationary Transnet goods train between Roodepoort and Horizon Station, at 21:53 on Wednesday, 12 February 2020.
One person died in the crash and five others sustained injures and were taken to hospital. There were 31 passengers on board the Premier Classe train, 14 of which were staff members.
Minister Mbalula has sent his condolences to the bereaved and has wished the injured a full recovery.
The Minister has welcomed a police probe and other investigative efforts. Minister Mbalula has expressed full confidence that the Administrator, working with relevant authorities, will find the cause and devise strategies to minimize similar occurrences in future.
Alternative transport has been arranged to deliver passengers to their respective destinations.
Metrorail services will be affected along the Randfontein to Johannesburg lines with commuters advised to make alternative transport arrangements.