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publicprotectorSunday Times reports that in a strained standoff last Monday, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane the leadership of SA Airways (SAA) to a meeting, where she ordered them to reverse a decision to axe four employees for contravening the airline's communications policy.  

The delegation, which included interim CEO Musa Zwane, had apparently been shocked that the public protector would get involved in an internal labour issue.  They were also surprised when their own chairwoman, Dudu Myeni, grilled them in the meeting.  The four employees were fired last month after making public accusations of corruption against SAA officials.  Mkhwebane's spokeswoman said the meeting had been in agreement that all disciplinary cases should be held in abeyance.  She also said the public protector had become concerned when members of the SA Cabin Crew Association, who had made a protected disclosure to SAA authorities and later to Mkhwebane, had approached her office with allegations that they were being victimised.

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