Roxette Calls OR Tambo One Of The World's Worst... Ouch!!

After their flight was delayed for about 90 minutes over the weekend Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle of the multi award winning  band Roxette have turned to Facebook to lambast our airport service.

The duo who are touring Mzansi said Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport was “possibly number one on the list of the world’s worst airports.” 

Their comments were met with anger by some fans, who said a 90-minute wait was “not so long”. Roxette then replied back: 
”We love South Africa. You know that! But someone should fix the logistix at Joburg Airport.”
Airports Company of SA’s spokesman at OR Tambo, Unathi Batyashe-Fillis, said security surveillance footage showed that there were long queues at the emigration checkpoint when Roxette were leaving. But, he said the airport had not established why.
“Emigration [and immigration] services are provided by the Department of Home Affairs and, though Airports Company SA provides the infrastructure, we are not able to answer questions regarding problems at emigration.”
Batyashe-Fillis said the airport’s customer-care division was not told of Roxette’s departure and ground staff, appointed to assist celebrities, were not on hand.

The Swedish duo were leaving SA after they wrapped their 3 city tour of Mzansi. This was the second time the band has performed in SA to a good reception by their local fans. 

I can think of many occasions where I have been so frustrated with waiting that I called some companies worse than this so I'm not really bothered by Roxette's comments. 

Hell, I swear at Cell C every time my internet service is not working but I still buy data bundles from them. 

I doubt that the duo's comment is a reflection of how they feel about this country or its people contrary to what some people want us to think. 

Chill people!!

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