E-toll disruptions as Sanral staff rush to safety

2014-01-21 16:20
Sanral staff outside the offices in Midrand. (<a href='https://twitter.com/JacaNews'>Jacaranda News</a> via Twitter)

Sanral staff outside the offices in Midrand. (Jacaranda News via Twitter)

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Johannesburg - Sanral has confirmed the evacuation of the Central Operations Centre (COC) in Midrand on Tuesday, after a suspicious envelope containing a white substance was found on their premises.

“Our priority is to ensure the safety of the people who work at the COC,” Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona said.

He said after the envelope was discovered the Tshwane Hazardous Material Unit was called in.

“This resulted in the shutdown of electricity and the evacuation of the building,” he said in a statement.

Mona said the evacuation affected the e-tolling system, which had to be temporary shutdown.

“We take this matter very seriously and condemn this type of action in the strongest possible terms. It is tantamount to sabotage,” he said.

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