SA passenger escorted off FlySafair plane after refusing to wear mask

SA passenger escorted off FlySafair plane after refusing to wear mask

- A South African aeroplane passenger recently got escorted off the plane after refusing to wear a facemask for the duration of the flight

- The unnamed passenger, who was flying with FlySafair from Johannesburg to Durban, apparently refused to follow the health guidelines, resulting in his ejection from the plane

- A short clip of the passenger leaving the plane with his travel bag in tow has been circulating online

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A South African man recently caused quite a ruckus after refusing to wear a facemask during a FlySafair flight from Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport to King Shaka International Airport in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

The unnamed man had reportedly refused instruction to place the mask over his mouth and nose by both the cabin crew staff and the pilot, leaving them no choice but to ask him to get off the plane, which was already heading towards the runway.

FlySafair boots passenger off flight for refusing to wear a mask

Other passengers who found themselves in the midst of the aeroplane facemask drama took short clips of the incident which have been making its way around the internet. Meanwhile, the airline's spokesman, Kirby Gordon had this to say about the incident:

"The gentleman refused to wear his facemask, which is national law and Civil Aviation regulation and it happened before the aircraft took off. We unfortunately had to turn back to the terminal and he was escorted off the aircraft by SAPS."

Meanwhile, social media users also shared their thoughts on the passenger's actions. Read some of them below.

@ahh_Wande asked:

"Was it worth it?"

@Mlu_taj said:

"Now he is wearing it, smh smh what was the point."
SA passenger removed from flight after mask refusal

An SA man was asked to leave a plane after refusing to wear a facemask. Source: Twitter/@Iam_Indlovukazi
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile Briefly.co.za also reported, Zodwa Wabantu yet again found herself in hot water for flouting lockdown regulations. She had previously been dragged for socialising with people without a face mask.

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This time the KwaZulu-Natal resident was spotted have a fun outing in Johannesburg. She had a day out in nature with a group of friends which contradicts the ‘travel-for-business-only’ regulation.

Briefly.co.za learned that her fans have called her out for not taking the pandemic seriously and setting a bad example. An Instagram user, mbalijacobs1994, had this to say to Zodwa:

"I just don't understand Zodwa. You are a public figure, yet you broadcast wearing no mask, having fun with friends, drinking and dancing. This is a worldwide pandemic. You and your mates will be the ones spreading the virus without any concern.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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