ANCWL calls for SAA inquiry
THE ANC Women’s League is calling for either a judicial or parliamentary inquiry at national carrier SAA after damning allegations of corruption and a lack of transformation surfaced.
It said only 2 percent of the company’s R24 billion of annual procurement was spent on black suppliers, and called on stateowned companies to champion the radical transformation of the economy.
In a statement issued yesterday, ANCWL secretary-general Meokgo Matuba alleged that a forensic report by auditing firm Ernst & Young uncovered corruption and the irregular awarding of tenders, but no action had been taken against those implicated.
Among other allegations were that the aircraft were leased internationally, compelling SAA to “pay exorbitant amounts” as a result; and that the national carrier spent more than R10bn a year on jet fuel, which benefited the same companies which had been supplying the company for about 80 years.
The league said it would rally the ruling party to compel parastatals to do “business only with suppliers having more than 50 percent black women ownership”.