The business rescue practitioner of Mango Airlines has labelled as “strange” a decision by public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan to appeal a high court judgment ordering him to make a decision about the proposed sale of the low-cost airline.

Sipho Sono turned to the court in February to try to force Gordhan, who received an application for the sale in November 2022, to make a decision. Sono claims Gordhan wanted to see the business case of the selected investor before making a decision. Sono is concerned about sharing such information as Mango is likely to compete with its parent company, state-owned SA Airways (SAA)...

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