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Air Tanzania suspends flights to Johannesburg

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Tanzania’s national carrier confirmed the suspension of flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg, citing ongoing violence that was a risk to its passengers.

“You are aware that there is ongoing violence in South Africa whereby the youth have taken laws in their hands,” Tanzania’s Transport Minister Isack Kamwelwe told journalists in Dar es Salaam.

“Due to that, we have decided not to transport passengers to the destination where their lives will be in jeopardy.”

In other news, an Air Tanzania jet was released after it was impounded over a farmer’s $33-million compensation claim.

The Air Tanzania aircraft was seized in August at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport after it landed on a flight from the Tanzanian economic capital Dar es Salaam.

The seizure related to case dating back to the 1980s from a farmer who for years has sought his claims of compensation for a Tanzanian government nationalisation of his private farm. 

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Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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