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.
Worst airline to fly with @flysaa. Terrible treatment of a Paralympic athlete as the staff refuse to allow my prosthetic leg on board.— Tyrone Pillay (@pillaytyrone) September 20, 2016
Can&39;t believe I get treated like this after winning a medal for our country. Totally disrespectful @flysaa— Tyrone Pillay (@pillaytyrone) September 20, 2016
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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