Land activist Black First Land First (BLF) have written a letter to the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance in Parliament Yunus Carrim with recommendations of questions they should ask SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni.
The BLF has in the past came out in defense of the chairperson and have reiterated that Myeni is unpopular due to her actions to expose the “rot” within the SAA during her tenure.
The SAA board is appearing before the Standing Committee on Finance in Parliament on Wednesday to present the airline’s last quarterly results.
The SAA has been under-fire for its financial mismanagement.
“In November 2016 you informed SCOF that corruption is rife at SAA. Why has your new Board not acted on the rot revealed by the Ernest and Young (EY) and the Edward Nathan Sonnenberg (ENS) reports? They have been there as trusted by former Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan – why are they concealing the looting by the Executive Management?” said BLF.
The BLF accuses the parliamentary committee of having been transformed into ‘a bulldog to cover-up the corruption by white monopoly capital at SAA’.
The organisation says that the committee will not ask important questions that still need clarity.
“SCOF will not ask SAA to give the reason why the newly appointed corrupt CFO, alleged to be a delinquent Executive Director, paid R2 billion to a company. She must be asked to tell SCOF what the name of the company is and why she is not suspended with the corrupt Acting CEO who is alleged to have approved the payment.”
Meanwhile, it is not yet clear where the multi-billion bailout for SAA will come from after it pledged that it needed R10-billion.