ORTIA suspends staff over illegal commissions

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O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg has suspended 35 of the 56 information desk staff employed by the airport, pending disciplinary procedures.

The 35 employees have been suspended following an investigation over several weeks into allegations of illegal commissions paid by certain hospitality providers to secure referrals.

As the investigation continues further suspensions and disciplinary procedures are possible. Airport management has notified the South African Police Services of this matter based on the outcome of its internal investigation.