SAA blunder on exec's suspension

2015-11-20 22:25
 (Gareth van Zyl)

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Johannesburg - South African Airways (SAA) on Friday released a media statement announcing the suspension of its Chief Commercial Officer, Sylvain Bosc before he had been informed of their decision.

Almost 12 hours after issuing the statement, the national carrier issued another statement, retracting the first one, claiming it had been prematurely issued. 

"South African Airways retracts its earlier media statement on the suspension of its Chief Commercial Officer, Mr Sylvain Bosc, which the airline issued prematurely," the airline said. 

"... Mr Bosc is yet to receive notification of the disciplinary enquiry and formal complaints arising from such suspension."

Bosc was reportedly being suspended as a result of "serious allegations relating to an alleged misrepresentation made by him to the board in respect of the Abu Dhabi ".

A forensic investigation was under way. 

SAA said the chairperson of the disciplinary enquiry would determine whether or not Bosc was guilty of the alleged offence and the company said it did not mean to tarnish Bosc's image in the earlier statement. 

"To the extent that the media release may suggest that Mr Bosc has been found guilty of any misconduct or impropriety it is sincerely regretted and no impairment to Mr Bosc’s identity was sought or intended," SAA said. 


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