Zuma commits to help SAA fight challenges

2016-05-07 08:20


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Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma has committed the government to help ailing SAA to overcome its challenges.

Zuma visited Airways Park on Friday, the headquarters of South African Airways, as part of his monitoring programme, the Presidency said. 

“I'm pleased by the board and senior management's commitment to implement the long-term turnaround strategy to put the airline on a path of commercial sustainability," Zuma said.

The president had meetings with the staff and board members during which he received reports about the performance of the company. 

"SAA reported that there was a positive turn in its financials for the fourth quarter of the 2016 financial year.

Zuma said the government would help the ailing airline to overcome its challenges. 

He thanked the staff for their dedication and hard work, saying SAA is South Africa's ambassador. 

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