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Zim holds plane with Sarb cargo after body found on board

Feb 15 2016 09:08
Godfrey Marawanyika

Harare - Zimbabwean authorities impounded a cargo plane carrying a consignment for the South African Reserve Bank after a body was discovered on board.

“The police are now handling the issue and the plane, which is owned by Western Global Airlines, has been grounded at Harare International Airport since Sunday,” Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe CEO David Chawota said by phone.

“The cargo in the plane belongs to South African Reserve Bank,” Chawota said. He would not disclose details of the cargo, citing security concerns.

The plane, en route to South Africa from Germany, landed at Harare after requesting permission to refuel when the body was discovered, Chawota said.

Western Global Airlines is based in Florida, US.

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