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Coleman Andrews R200m handshake scrutinized at SCOPA

By BO Staff Writer

The board chair of the South African Airways (SAA), Dudu Myeni, answered questions at the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) today relating to SAA’s evergreen contracts, the leasing of aeroplanes, the hiring of consultants and Coleman Andrews’ role in bankrupting SAA.

SCOPA did not take too kindly to the news of Andrews particularly, with one member saying in a frustrated tone, “I hope the media is here to note this. If Andrews was a black person he would be all over the news. Because he is a white man the media says nothing.”

The member also noted that there was a national outcry when former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, wanted a R30 million pay out, but there is no outcry about the man who bankrupted SAA and further gave himself more money.

Some members of SCOPA lobbied for Andrews to be called to parliament to account for his role in bankrupting the national carrier.

Myeni has been under attack from the white establishment for her strong transformation agenda. The SCOPA sitting showed that Myeni inherited an ailing airline, which was looted dry by white monopoly capital.


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