Plane saga: Body taken for post-mortem
Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter
The body of a dead person found in a Western Global Airlines cargo plane destined for Durban, South Africa on Sunday has been taken for a post-mortem, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has confirmed.
Police also confirmed that the plane’s cabin crew was still in the country but refused to divulge their exact location for security reasons.
The plane was impounded at Harare International Airport where the dead body was discovered. Also found on the plane was money destined for the Reserve Bank of South Africa.
Police chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba told The Herald last night that investigations were still on-going.
It is understood that the investigations are covering a number of areas as the matter is shrouded in mystery.
The investigations are aimed at establishing how the person died and why the plane ended up landing in Harare with a corpse on board.
Police have also engaged the services of Interpol to establish the nationality of the deceased person.
Further, the investigations seek to establish whether the body is not carrying viruses that may cause the spread of diseases here.
It is understood that the body was in an advanced stage of decomposition. Again, it is believed that what had been initially suspected to be blood dripping on the plane could actually be a combination of human fluids associated with a decomposing body.