| MPs differ on SAA's fate – but agree bailouts must end

- | 4 months ago

African National Congress MP, and chair for the portfolio committee on public enterprises, Sindiso Magaqa, said President Cyril Ramaphosa‘s recent engagements with state-owned entity chiefs showed government‘s commitment to unlocking their great potential as revenue generators.

Magaqa said while the ANC respected the “ideological purity” of those opposed to public-private partnerships as a solution for SAA in principle, the party knew that among them were the VBS cabal. ‘Protecting the wealth they looted‘ “We know they will launch continued attacks on honourable Minister Gordhan to protect the wealth they have looted to stay in the same neighbourhoods as the very capital they claim to hate,” Magaqa said in a veiled reference to the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Democratic Alliance MP Alf Lees spared no ire for striking unions at SAA – the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association.

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