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Thu 29 May 2014

Cape Town - Airports Company South Africa has confirmed that the incident that took place at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 has been handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigations. There was one fatality and three people were wounded during the incident.

While the incident took place on a public concourse and not in a security restricted area, Airports Company South Africa, with the assistance of all relevant security agencies, is reviewing the robustness of the safety and security protocols and risk controls, including the safety awareness training that tenants receive. Any recommendations that emanate from this process will be considered and implemented accordingly to reduce the likelihood of such incidents occurring in future.

Airports Company South Africa would like to assure the public and travellers that safety and security remain the company’s top priority.

Enquiries related to this incident should be referred to the South African Police Service.

For information related to this statement, contact:
Unathi Batyashe-Fillis
Airports Company South Africa Spokesperson
Tel: +27 (0) 11 921-6087
Mobile: +27 (0) 79 882 7307

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