The majority of South African Airways (SAA) pilots have favoured a vote of no confidence in the Chairperson and Board of Directors of the SAA.
Captain John Harty, chairperson of the SAA Pilots Association, said the national air carrier had several problems including its concerning financial state, the controversial Airbus deal, alleged legal breaches and the decimation of the board and senior leadership.
The board at this stage has been completely decimated. We find them and the leadership to be totally dysfunctional and broken. We think the airline is in a sorry state at the moment - it's a bit of a disaster.— Captain John Harty, chairperson of the SAA Pilots Association
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Of the 472 pilots who form part of the SAA Pilots Association, 457 gave a vote of no confidence to the SAA Board Chairperson and the rest of the Board. Two pilots voted against this motion, while 11 pilots abstained.