Man complains about airport pat-down

2012-10-18 09:38
OR Tambo Airport (File, AFP)

OR Tambo Airport (File, AFP)

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Johannesburg - A Gauteng couple have complained about an airport security check that was done while about 100 people looked on.

Mohamed Bhamjee and his wife were heading to New York and underwent a security check when they were about to board at OR International Airport, reported The Star.

Bhamjee said he didn’t object to the check but wanted the pat-down to be done in private or away from the other passengers.

“We were extremely upset,” said Bhamjee.

An Airports Company SA (Acsa) spokesperson said the “the unpleasant experience” was regretted but that searches were standard procedure.

She said private hand searches were only done in special cases and that this was explained to Bhamjee.

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