The train was late. Lucy sipped the last of her water, and held onto her plastic bottle, lamenting the removal of the trash cans just last month. A commuter had threatened to sue Transnet. It had made the national news: monkeys biting commuters, an increasingly common occurrence. The complainant was white, and happy to be interviewed at her leafy Kloof home. Lucy wondered, a little ruefully, why a white woman of means had taken a train that day? Or any day? She hadn’t said in the interview. Surely that was the more interesting story?
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