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South African government bans phones at border after official caught using handset on duty

Wednesday 4 April 2018 | 10:13 CET | News
South Africa has banned the use of mobile phones by travellers within immigration halls, reports Herald, citing sources at the border. It said the ban came after a leaked video showed one immigration officers devoting time to her smartphone, instead of clearing travellers. The officer and three supervisors have been suspended from work for dereliction of duty and the ban was communicated through notices at all immigration service points at the border.

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