SAA CEO resigns

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According to eTNWMonwabisi Kalawe, suspended CEO of South African Airways, has resigned with immediate effect.

Kalawe had filed an urgent application in the Labour Court in respect of two alleged protected disclosures which was referred to arbitration.

The airline said during the arbitration proceedings that both parties had agreed that the employment relationship had irretrievably broken down and that Kalawe would not seek to continue employment at the national carrier.

“He will receive a payment from SAA in lieu of his contractual three months’ notice and outstanding leave pay up to the termination date,” said SAA spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.

In addition, Kalawe will also receive an ex gratia payment equivalent to an additional three months’ notice in return for agreeing to give his notice of resignation with immediate effect.

“This settlement will enable SAA to focus its full attention on the operational challenges facing SAA,” said Tlali.