King Shaka chaos: jets said to belong to Fifa

2010-07-14 00:00

DESPITE previous threats that action will be taken against those responsible for the King Shaka International Airport chaos on the day of the semi-final match between Germany and Spain last week, it is now highly unlikely that any action will be taken following revelations that Fifa jets were responsible for the chaos.

Yesterday, newspapers reported that it has emerged that executive jets used by Fifa were parked in the wrong bays, preventing six planes from landing.

Last week, Monhla Hlahla, managing director of the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa), said Acsa was reviewing the issue and would “take whatever steps necessary once all findings have been considered”.

Yesterday, Acsa spokesperson Solomon Makgale refused to confirm or deny that the offending jets belonged to Fifa, saying Acsa knows the registration numbers of the eight offending aircraft and is reviewing the debacle. “During this review process, the owners of the aircraft will be determined,” he said. — Witness Reporter.

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