SAA CEO goes to court over axing

2013-05-31 08:05

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Former SA Airways CEO Vuyisile Kona has gone to court to challenge his axing by Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, Business Day newspaper reported on Friday.

Kona applied for a review of Gigaba's decision, which he took just months after head-hunting him to bring stability to the state-owned airline.

The review may clear a way for Kona to claim possible damages.

Kona was suspended in February after the SAA board decided to investigate allegations of him contravening the Public Finance Management Act.

He was then fired in March.

Kona's attorney Eddie Classen told Business Day the application to review Gigaba's decision was filed in the High Court in Pretoria late last month.

Kona had resisted his removal from the board after he was suspended pending an investigation into decisions he had taken as CEO.

One of Kona's decisions was to hire Lufthansa Consulting to help draft a turnaround strategy for the airline.

SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali told Business Day that investigations into Kona's conduct had been completed.

Kona declined to comment on his court application.

 
Read more on:    saa  |  travel south africa  |  flights

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel

 
/News

#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.