WATCH: Dutch tourists leave SA after being targeted by robbers

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula has confirmed that the 36 Dutch tourists who were robbed by bogus police officers would be leaving South Africa yesterday.

The tourists, who cut short their 22-day visit, were on their way to the airport on Tuesday after the incident took place on Sunday. The group, along with their tour guide and bus driver, were robbed shortly after arriving in the country, while en route to their accommodation. They were stopped by a police car and a man who was dressed in police uniform. Five others were dressed in civilian clothing.

They were robbed of their…
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WATCH: Dutch tourists leave SA after being targeted by robbers

SAA cancels flights between JHB & HK due to bad weather

JOHANNESBURG.  22 August 2017. South African Airways (SAA) would like to advise its customers of its decision to cancel flights to and from Johannesburg and Hong Kong International Airport due to bad weather caused by Typhoon Hato.

“We have taken a decision to cancel our flights between the two cities due to unfavourable weather in the form of Typhoon Hato,” said SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.

The following SAA flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport will be cancelled.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

  • SA 286 from Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

  • SA 287   from Hong Kong (HKG) to Johannesburg (JNB)

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SAA cancels flights between JHB & HK due to bad weather

Man shot dead outside OR Tambo International Airport

A person was shot dead on the ring road leading to OR Tambo International Airport’s arrivals and departures terminals on Monday.

It is not yet clear what led to the incident, but in a video doing the rounds on social media, a man can be seen lying dead on the R24.

The airport’s management confirmed the incident in a statement. It said police were still investigating the matter.

“As OR Tambo International Airport management, we have this afternoon been made aware of this very unfortunate and deeply concerning matter.

“The incident took place off the R24, along the ring road, which leads to…
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Man shot dead outside OR Tambo International Airport

Man caught with cocaine with estimated street value of R2 million at ORT

A man who allegedly attempted to smuggle 7kg of cocaine worth an estimated street value of R2 million through OR Tambo International Airport appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, said the Hawks.

Segundo Melendez Damacina (40) was arrested on Wednesday evening before he was able to board a flight to Maputo, Mozambique, said Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Netshiunda.

He had arrived alone in the country from Sao Paulo, Brazil with the cocaine in his luggage, wrapped in tin foil inside coldrink containers.

He would remain in custody until his bail application next Thursday.

“The Hawks are keeping drugs out of the airport. We are…
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Man caught with cocaine with estimated street value of R2 million at ORT

OR Tambo heist suspects back in court

Two men allegedly involved in the multi-million-rand OR Tambo International Airport heist are expected back in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Friday

Mosiwa Steven Motani (35) and Khululekai Sibanda (31) face robbery charges.

Five other men accused of involvement in the heist appeared in the same court on Monday afternoon. Their case was postponed to 28 and 29 March for a formal bail application.

On 7 March, several men in a marked police vehicle stole R24 million in foreign currency from an aircraft shortly after it landed.

Police have launched a high-level investigation involving all law enforcement agencies.

–News24Wire 

OR Tambo heist suspects back in court

Hawks investigating multi-million-rand cash heist at OR Tambo

The criminals, who apparently used a white Mercedes-Benz and a marked police vehicle to pull off the heist, stole the money from a plane that had just landed.

Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said: “There’s a high-level investigation underway, which includes ourselves the Hawks, the police and other agencies.”

Airports Company South Africa spokesperson Trevor Jones confirmed the theft, but not the amount stolen.

-News24Wire

Hawks investigating multi-million-rand cash heist at OR Tambo