SAA apologises to Paralympian over prosthetic leg

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File: Paralympian bronze medallist Tyrone Pillay expressed unhappiness about his treatment when trying to board a SAA flight.

JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways have apologised to Paralympian bronze medallist Tyrone Pillay.

Pillay was due to fly to Durban on SAA after returning from Rio, but was barred from boarding with his spare prosthetic leg.

In a series of posts on social media, Pillay expressed unhappiness about his treatment.

He later took to Twitter to thank the national carrier for the apology.

South African Airways says while it regrets what happened, Pillay&39;s mobility was not impaired.

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