SAA flying through more turbulent times

Issues range from disgruntled pilots to a newspaper article & being accused of lying to Parliament.

On Wednesday, it was claimed SAA chair Dudu Myeni wanted to discipline pilots for voting on a motion condemning her actions at the airline. Picture: FlySAA Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - As South African Airways (SAA) continues to say it didn't lie to Parliament last week, Eyewitness News understands no action is being taken against its pilots for criticising its chair while _ Business Day_ is launching its own legal action over a disputed internal memo.

On Wednesday, it was claimed SAA chair Dudu Myeni wanted to discipline pilots for voting on a motion condemning her actions at the airline.

On Monday night, SAA obtained a temporary order banning Business Day from publishing the memo that said for SAA to continue operating as it is could constitute reckless trading.

The chair of the South African Airways Pilots Association, Captain John Harty says he can't comment on this issue publicly because his organisation has an agreement with SAA to not speak to the media at the moment.

But it's understood that no disciplinary action has been started against any of its members.

Meanwhile,_ Business Day_ editor Songezo Zibi says they're going to court today for the right to publish the internal memo.

SAA says its stands by its presentation to Parliament last week and refutes claims that its financial situation has change d.