SAA: Kalawe not being investigated

2014-05-24 10:15

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Johannesburg - Public Enterprise Minister Malusi Gigaba has confirmed there is no investigation against South African Airways CEO Monwabisi Kalawe.

The airline announced in a statement that the the Board of Directors at SAA stands firmly behind Kalawe and that "recent information leaked to the media is wrong and inaccurate".

Beeld reported South African Airways (SAA) acting chairperson Dudu Myeni had asked the auditor general to investigate Kalawe based on a confidential report that allegedKalawe kept the SAA board in the dark, misleading it about his alleged efforts to buy shares in the now "insolvent" Senegal Airlines as well as claimed he defrauded customers by charging them for a baggage-wrapping service they did not receive, fuel procurement irregularities and his refusal to sign a performance agreement”.

SAA denied the official capacity of the document.

"Those who believe in the accuracy of the claims contained therein must act in a mature and responsible manner and present such claims at appropriate forums for consideration and deliberation,"  SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said.

"We condemn placing of any company information in the public domain without following proper channels.

The SAA board said it remained committed towards discharging its fiduciary responsibilities and will continue to hold SAA management to account but no investigation against Kalawe was being conducted.

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