WATCH: SAA briefs Parliament on irregular, wasteful expenditure


South African Airways boardchair Dudu Myeni is expected to appear beforeParliaments watchdogtoanswer questionsaboutirregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure at thenational carrier.



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CAPE TOWN - South African Airways chair Dudu Myeni briefed Parliament on Wednesday on measures it is taking to curb irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure at the airline.

She said it is committed to reducing wasteful spending.

The parastatal has been beset by financial problems, requiring regular bailouts from government in order to service their debt repayments.

The South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) has said SAA is a profitable organisation that is being undermined by looters.

SAA has projected losses in excess of R800-million for the 2017-2018 financial year.

EFF MP  Ntombovuyo Mente queried how the airline could offer  a variety of newspapers to flyers when it does not have money for your daily operations.

Acting SAA CEO Musa Zwane responded that the airline was working towards a cost compression programme.