SA Express heads to court to start corruption rot clean-up

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SA Express heads to court to start corruption rot clean-up

Court rules it has to pay R5m to a service provider, but state-owned airline says contract was dodgy from the start

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While business rescue practitioners mull the future of ailing state-owned airline SA Express, the flag carrier is forging ahead with a Supreme Court of Appeal bid to have a “dubious” R5m contract declared invalid.

The court challenge – to have a 2018 ruling in favour of service provider Bagport set aside – is due to be heard in the appellate court on February 17.

It forms part of a clean-up operation introduced by the new board to “repair the devastating after effects of corruption on this once well-run airline”, SA Express said in a statement...

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