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OR Tambo Airport robbery suspects to appear in Kempton Park magistrate court

Two people were killed, and several others injured during a foiled robbery at the cargo area outside the airport on Saturday.

OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Winnie Theletsane/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Police said the suspects arrested in connection with a shooting near OR Tambo International Airport will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court ‘soon’. They face armed robbery charges.

Two people were killed, and several others injured during a foiled robbery at the cargo area outside the airport on Saturday.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the swift action of police after they intercepted nine suspects during the crime.

The minister’s spokesperson, Ayanda Alli Paine, said: “The minister has said the brazen acts of criminality will not be tolerated. The state will not allow crime will not prevail, even during the times of COVID-19. We will continue to ensure the health and safety of all.”

Its alleged the suspects were trying to steal personal protection equipment (PPE) when a shootout ensued.

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