SAA spent R21m on investigations, seems to have taken no action since

Corruptions investigations have cost a fortune, but yielded no results.

South African Airways are in trouble again, this time with the Democratic Alliance. The party has been receiving written responses to all their parliamentary questions to various ministers, lets just say it’s revealed a whole lot extra…

SAA replied in writing to the DA’s question with details of 16 investigations and their incurring costs. All except one of the investigation was carried out by external investigators, the investigations took place in 2014 and 2015, zero findings were supplied by SAA. The investigations all centered around fraud and corruption allegations at the company.

The DA has voiced their concern to the media over the fact that Dudu Myeni still remains as the chairperson of the SAA board. Myeni was in charge when the investigations began and when a new board was appointed last year, she kept her position.

There is currently no public evidence that any person associated with SAA has been charged or fired as a result of these multi million dollar investigations. DA MP Alf Lees says he has written to National Treasury to ask for copies of the investigations “without any deletions.” Treasury is set to respond by the 1st of April.

SAA is set to appear before the standing committee on finance on the 29th of March. Next time Myeni is around you can expect another Steenhuisen roasting.