Sanral considers separate office for mail

Sanral may set up a separate office for its incoming mail following two security scares this week.

A fire truck headed to Sanral offices as raod closure continues on 24 January 2014. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it is now looking at having a separate office for its incoming mail after they received two security scares this week.

On Tuesday, 37 people were rushed to hospital for precaution after a white powder was dropped off in an envelope.

A second package containing a suspicious white powder was dropped off at the roads agency's Midrand headquarters on Friday.

Two people were taken to hospital.

In both cases, the unknown substance was tested and found to be harmless.

No one has been arrested so far and police are investigating the origins of both suspicious package.

The Electronic Tolling Collection's Jamie Surkont says, "We are obviously looking at setting up separate premises now to handle all incoming mail."