Apparently due to an interruption in rail service from South Africa’s coast, Johannesburg’s Tambo airport has recently been running short on jet fuel, reports the Agence France Presse.
As Africa’s busiest airport, and a key hub for next year’s World Cup Final, this situation is quite worrying to many at the southern tip of the continent.
A government probe is underway to investigate the exact cause of the shortage, and hopefully to prevent it from happening again.
The AFP quoted government spokesman Bheki Khumalo as saying:”The minister wants to ensure that we are ready for 2010. She has asked all of them to work together and ensure that there is sufficient supply of jet fuel at the airport.”