The SAA Technical division is under siege from a syndicate stealing aircraft components which‚ if not nipped in the bud‚ has the potential to collapse the airline. This is according to Themba Godi‚ chairman of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa)‚ who led a parliamentary delegation to visit the division on Tuesday. The Scopa delegation grilled the airline’s top management and board about their findings. Godi said the stealing of SAA Technical components amounted to billions in lost revenue for the national carrier. This was a challenge which‚ if addressed‚ could restore normality at SAA and end its ongoing problems‚ said Godi. "If the security of your assets is not your priority‚ then you do not know what you’re doing‚" Godi told SAA top management during the grilling at the SAA Airpark offices in Kempton Park. "Obviously in an environment like this‚ one cannot steal alone‚ it has to be a syndicate to move things around and pass through security checks. We think there i...

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