Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has suspended its head of security and two other security officers in the Western Cape following the torching of two trains worth an estimated R33m last week.
Prasa CEO Nkosinathi Sishi said the suspension is to allow for the smooth flow of investigations into to arson incidents.
The suspension of Ernest Hendricks and the other two officers is not meant to pass judgment or put blame on them, but is solely meant to allow the investigation to be carried out by an independent body.
Prasa has also served Iliso security company with a notice to suspend it over the same incident. The company has been given five days to give reasons why its services should not be suspended.