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Old 16.02.2016, 16:14
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Charter plane carrying millions of South African Rand (ZAR) impounded in Zimbabwe

Warning - photo in the linked article might upset some people!

Strange story. A charter plane from Munich to Durban that was carrying 57 tons of South African Rand (ZAR) landed in Harare. Officials spotted what looked like blood coming from the landing gear door, and found a dead man when the door was opened.

Reports conflict as to whether this was an emergency landing or a scheduled fuel stop. Also conflicting reports as to whether the crew (2 Americans, one South African and one Pakistani) have been arrested or are just being kept out of the public eye. It's unclear if the man was a stowaway.

The plane and its contents have been impounded pending the investigation. The Reserve Bank of South Africa has confirmed the money was headed their way and the bank is working to have the money sent on to SA.

Maybe nothing to see here, but why would a plane full of money for the RSA Reserve Bank go to Durban instead of Joburg? Sure there's a branch in Durban, but when you're talking millions of Rand that were freshly printed in Munich...I would think the plane would go to Joburg and then the money transferred to HQ in Pretoria. Then maybe dished out from there to the branches.

SA Article: http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/mys...-plane-1985052

BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35577988
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