Govt given 30 days to decide Mango Airlines’ fate

JOHANNESBURG - The skies may soon be cleared to sell off struggling Mango Airlines.

The High Court in Pretoria has given Public Enterprises a month do decide the fate of the carrier.

The airline was placed under voluntary business rescue due to dire financial constraints in 2021.

READ: Mango Airlines | Business rescue practitioners head to court

But Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has delayed making a decision on its sale.

Business Rescue Practitioner Sipho Sono and the NUM took government to court to get finality on the matter.

The court declared the minister's failure to make a decision unlawful, and has given him 30 days to decide.

If that fails, the sale will automatically be considered approved.

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