SAA infiltrated by international crime syndicate
South Africa Airways conduct a delivery ceremony for the arrival of the new Airbus A330-200, at Cape Town International Airport on February 8, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. [File photo: VCG]
South Africa Airways (SAA) admitted that it had been infiltrated by an international crime syndicate which looted hundreds of millions from the airline through corrupt tenders, which may have included the supply of dodgy parts.
Local media said the national carrier has launched an investigation after it received information that some individuals, including senior executives, were involved in acts of criminality.
This financial scandal comes amid an investigation into what caused a Mango Boeing to nosedive during a flight between Johannesburg and Cape Town.