SAA officials flew high from kickbacks worth millions, Zondo hears
R4.3m in pocket money, luxury cars and a house are among the goodies they grabbed, evidence suggests
Ten hours of painstaking and patient questioning by state capture inquiry evidence leader Kate Hofmeyr on Wednesday exposed how top SAA officials allegedly scored R4.3m in pocket money and millions to buy cars and a house.
Deputy chief Justice Raymond Zondo listened attentively as Hofmeyr grilled businessman Vuyisile Ndzeku, who ended up exposed as a facilitator of “corrupt payments” to former SAA Technical (SAAT) chairperson Yakhe Kwinana, ex-SAAT procurement head Nontsasa Memela and erstwhile SAA Group head of procurement Lester Peter.
Ndzeku is a former director of JM Aviation SA, a company that did business with Swissport, which scored billions of rand worth of contracts from SAA...