Stronger se­cu­rity at OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional

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New polic­ing strate­gies at OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional Air­port are set to make South Africa's largest and busiest port of en­try safer and more se­cure.

Air­port staff will now be vet­ted and ro­tated to curb cor­rup­tion, tac­ti­cal re­sponses will be in­ten­si­fied, and more po­lice and se­cu­rity per­son­nel will be de­ployed at the air­port.

“Every­body work­ing here will be vet­ted and ro­tated,” Po­lice Min­is­ter Fik­ile Mbalula said.

“Those who are not needed will be asked to step aside. There will be ex­tra de­ploy­ment of per­son­nel.The hon­ey­moon is over for those sta­tioned here for more than 10 years.”

The Min­is­ter an­nounced the new plans dur­ing a re­cent site in­spec­tion at the air­port.

Dur­ing his visit, Min­is­ter Mbalula dis­cussed se­cu­rity chal­lenges at the air­port with man­age­ment of the South African Po­lice Ser­vice, as well as State Se­cu­rity of­fi­cials, and the Ekurhu­leni Metropoli­tan Po­lice Depart­ment.

“What you see here will be in­ten­si­fied go­ing for­ward. Our tac­ti­cal re­sponse will be upped. We are un­leash­ing all our im­por­tant units to keep watch at the air­port,” the Min­is­ter said.

“Things won't be busi­ness as usual. This new se­cu­rity strat­egy won't be sea­sonal. It is here to stay. The dan­ger­ous crim­i­nals must know we have an ap­point­ment with them.”

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