Protocols tightened as Gupta guests leave

2013-05-03 17:11
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Johannesburg - A special team was deployed to OR Tambo International Airport to ensure procedures are followed as the Gupta's family guests depart for home, a report said on Friday.

After the furore that ensued after a jet chartered by the family was allowed to land at Waterkloof Air Base without authorisation, the SABC reported that the government will tighten protocols to ensure that they are not breached again.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula had ordered that the jet be removed from Waterkloof, and it was subsequently moved to OR Tambo.

According to International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, no ministers were ever consulted to clear the aircraft to land at the base.

Several officials have been suspended in the wake of the incident.

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