Molefe Seeletsa
Digital Journalist
5 minute read
6 Nov 2020
4:50 am

A tale of SAA’s destruction

Molefe Seeletsa

The country would be well advised to meditate over the lessons that emerge from the commission now and into the future.

Yakhe Kwinana - Image: Twitter / @inanda884fm

It was a dramatic week at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. In the witness stand were Dudu Myeni and Yakhe Kwinana – both former chairs of the boards of South African Airways (SAA) and SAA Technical respectively. Their testimonies provoked laugher if for no other reason than to avoid tears. And so it was that on Tuesday, commission chair Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo and evidence leader Kate Hofmeyr nearly chocked with laughter at Kwinana’s fanciful reply to the latter’s question. Notably, their laughter followed Monday’s sharp rebuke to Kwinana by Zondo over her claim that she thought...