Carol Paton Editor at Large

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan and his ANC colleagues ripped into SAA’s business rescue practitioners in a parliamentary committee meeting on Friday, accusing them of incompetence, of enriching themselves, and implying that they had nefariously lined up a fire-sale of assets.

Gordhan, his officials and business rescue practitioners Siviwe Dongwana and Les Matuson briefed the standing committee on public accounts — parliament’s financial watchdog over public entities — for a tense three and half hours on Friday afternoon. The airline has been in business rescue since December 5 but the practitioners are yet to produce a rescue plan.

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