South African Airways (SAA) spokesperson, Tlali Tlali, says the robbery did not involve the SAA aircraft.
It took place on the 'air-side' section of airport premises. The air-side of the airport is restricted zone, and the land-side is the section open to the public.
It happened at the time before the consignment which contained high value items was due to be loaded to the aircraft.— Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson
At the time when it happened the aircraft was nowhere near.— Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson
Tlali says SAA operations were not affected.
He says it is important to allow law enforcement agencies to investigate rather than speculate about who might be involved.
Listen to the full interview with Tlali Tlali below...
Eyewitness explained to 702 that the robbery occurred during the time when police were changing shifts.
He links the incident to corruption by employees at the airport.
Listen to him below for more details...
This article first appeared on 702 : SAA's Tlali Tlali insists OR Tambo heist did not involve aircraft