It has come to our attention that there have been incidents involving the unauthorised stoppage of trains, theft of fuel, and vandalism of railway property, perpetrated by individuals posing as employees of Eswatini Railways. We would like to emphatically state that Eswatini Railways and its genuine employees are not in the business of selling fuel, and any such activities are not only unauthorised but also illegal. 

We are deeply concerned about the safety risks and disruptions caused by these incidents, and we wish to inform and warn the public against engaging in or supporting such activities. 

The unauthorised stoppage of trains not only affects the efficiency of our services but also poses significant safety hazards. Theft of fuel and vandalism not only compromise the integrity of our operations but also endangers the well-being of the community where the railway line traverses. 

We would like to make it unequivocally clear that Eswatini Railways does not endorse or participate in the sale of fuel to the public. Any claims or representations suggesting otherwise are false. 

We are actively working with law enforcement agencies to investigate and address these incidents, and those found responsible will face legal consequences. 

Furthermore, we caution individuals against encroaching on the railway servitude for any business activities. 

The railway servitude is designated for railway operations, and any unauthorised activities pose a threat to the safety of both the public and our operations. We strongly discourage any attempts to engage in business or other activities along the railway lines without proper authorisation. 

We appreciate the cooperation of the community in reporting any suspicious activities related to unauthorised train stoppages, fuel theft, or vandalism along our railway lines. Your vigilance will contribute to maintaining the safety and integrity of our railway operations. 

We remain committed to providing safe and reliable railway services to the country and will take all necessary measures to address and prevent these unauthorised activities.

On behalf of the Eswatini Railways Board and Management, it has come to our attention that there are ongoing fraudulent activities committed using the Eswatini Railways name.

We have been made aware that there are people posing as representing Eswatini Railways, using fraudulent documents branded with the logo of the organization or using the name of the organization seeking to do business with Eswatini businesses or members of the public. Some promise unsuspecting members of the public nonexistent employment in exchange for cash. We are in possession of fake documents purported to be coming from Eswatini Railways requesting for quotations from a local supplier for some equipment to be used for the Eswatini Rail Link Project. This document has fake contact numbers, a fake contact person and a fake email address purported to be of a person who works for Eswatini Railways. The name of the organization is being used to attract business people to fall into this trap and to defraud members of the public.

We wish to state that for any tenders, we always publish tender adverts on national newspapers and those adverts always have Eswatini Railways contact numbers. The tender documents are collected from the designated office of the organization. We are cognizant of the fact that these fraudulent activities could be taking different forms to the ones we have referred to above, we wish to state that Eswatini Railways has not commissioned anyone to solicit quotations or purchase any goods on our behalf or hire people and demand payment in the process.

We want to warn the public that should you receive any suspicious request purported to be coming from Eswatini Railways do not hesitate to contact ESR Communications through 24117400 or send email to info@swazirail.co.sz to ascertain authenticity of the correspondence. We have made the Royal Eswatini Police Service aware of these developments and should anyone have such an experience, please do not hesitate to contact the nearest Police Station.

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