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CAPE TOWN - The national Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has welcomed the public protector’s decision to investigate maladministration, corruption, and tender irregularities at South African Airways (SAA) and threatened strike action if the airline does not implement recommendations made in a forensic report on the matter. 

This followed a complaint lodged by the South African Cabin Crew Association after its members were victimised by management for exposing corruption at the airline, Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said on Saturday.

 “One of our shop stewards at SAA Technical was also suspended after speaking out against corruption at SAA. Numsa condemns SAA for punishing whistleblowers for exposing corruption at the airline. We will defend our members,” Jim said.