Big Brother, Gautrain edition

I noticed something interesting this morning when I took the train from Sandton to Rosebank. This security guard was filming passengers with a small digital camera or camera phone and trying to be surreptitious in the process.

The stations have CCTV so why would a security guard need to video passengers in such a suspicious way? Bomblet is working hard to appear untrustworthy and very much Big Brother.

Update: Here is a photo I took with my DSLR which I tend to carry with me everywhere.

Handheld Gautrain surveillance-1

Update 2: A Gautrain representative has responded on Twitter and Bombela seems to be investigating this matter which doesn’t seem to be a Bombela initiative:

Update 3: The Gautrain’s Twitter representative got back to me with some more feedback today:

Paul

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