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Over 35,000 OR Tambo officials to go through vetting process

Over 35,000 officials are expected to go through vetting process from Monday at the OR Tambo International Airport.

O. R. Tambo International Airport is a major international airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa, near the city of Johannesburg.

On Friday, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and State Security Minister David Mahlobo unveiled a multi-disciplinary tactical security plan to eradicate corruption and conspiracy at the airport.

Early this year a number of people were being followed from the airport and then robbed.

Mahlobo says the examining process will extend to other entities including service providers and contractors.

“The vetting process will go beyond personnel. It will extend to other entities, such as service providers or contractors. It will take place whether they’re in the transport or security sectors to check their integrity. We will be able to better deal with the syndicates operating there.”

According to reports, Police Minister has expressed his commitment to fighting against corruption at the airport.

Mbalula says his new plan to beef up security the airport will effectively address crime and corruption.

“I firmly believe that this integrated multi-disciplinary security plan has all the hallmarks for success.”