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Why SAA wants an unaffordable Airbus deal

South African Airways (SAA) Chairperson Dudu Myeni is reportedly going ahead with a deal with Airbus, that could see the Treasury having to pay for a deal that it says the country can't afford and one that it doen't need.

Stephen Grootes on Thursday spoke to the Business Day reporter who broke the story, Carol Paton.

Listen to the conversation below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Why SAA wants an unaffordable Airbus deal


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