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JHB flights diverted due to weather

SAA’s Tlali Tlali says several flights had to diverted due to adverse weather conditions.

Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN"

JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways (SAA) has confirmed one of its planes had to make a landing at the Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria due to adverse weather conditions in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon.

Flight 366 was en route to OR Tambo International Airport from Cape Town.

SAA's Tlali Tlali says other flights have also been affected.

"Flight SA 187 for Dar es Salaam in Tanzania had to divert to Bloemfontein. Flight SA 208 from Washington DC via Dakar in Senegal had to divert to Gaborone."

The Air Force base has gained notoriety this year after the controversial Gupta family landed a private aircraft there ahead of a family wedding in April.

Meanwhile, the Gautrain has also been affected by the severe weather in Gauteng.

Gautrain's Errol Braithwaite says contingency plans have been put in place to assist passengers.

"At the moment, the delays on the airport line are about 10 minutes and on the north-south line about 30 minutes. We do have technicians on site resoling the issues and resetting all the signalling that has tripped."

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