Marizka Coetzer
3 minute read
31 Jul 2021
4:40 am

We’re praying for better days, say Mango employees

Marizka Coetzer

Mthethwa, who has been working at the airline for four years, said he was looking for another job. He said the problem was that shareholders were not speaking to them.

(Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)

It may seem busy at the OR Tambo International Airport as passengers queue to check-in – however, the offices of Mango and the SA Airlines resemble that of a ghost town with not a soul in sight. Mlondi Mthethwa was one of 750 employees from Mango who could not return to work on Wednesday after it was announced this week the airline was being placed under business rescue. “It has been a tough few months, with salary cuts, then full salary, then no salary,” he said, adding he had to rely on his savings to get by. “Once my savings...