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Tue Jun 28 08:01:34 CAT 2016

SARB working with Zimbabwean government to release money from plane with body on board

Shaun Smillie | 16 February, 2016 19:50
In the past Zimbabwean police has turned to the SAPS to assist in identifying bodies‚ in particular in processing and analysing DNA. File photo

The South African Reserve Bank is working with Zimbabwean authorities to release a consignment of bank notes from a plane that was impounded after the discovery of a body on board.

The MD 11 cargo plane was impounded on Sunday after it arrived in Harare‚ Zimbabwe from Munich‚ Germany. The plane‚ media reported had tried to first make an emergency landing in Mozambique were refused and then diverted to Harare.

Upon landing authorities found a body in the cargo hold.

Speculation is that the body‚ that of a back man‚ was a stowaway. The man's identity is unknown. It is unclear whether the crew of the cargo plane which includes a South African‚ is currently being detained by Zimbabwean authorities.

Zimbabwean police had said they had preformed a postmortem on the corpse.

In the past Zimbabwean police has turned to the SAPS to assist in identifying bodies‚ in particular in processing and analysing DNA.

In a statement‚ the South African Reserve Bank said that while the bulk of Rand bank notes were printed in South Africa‚ a small percentage was manufactured overseas. The bank notes in the consignment were produced overseas.

TMG Digital/The Times

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