Johannesburg - Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has
asked the auditor-general to help reconstruct SA Express' financials, according
to a report on Thursday.
"Reports come and you want to act and then you realise
that you don't have sufficient information to act... what we want to know
actually is what happened to the financials," he was quoted as saying in
the Business Day.
On Wednesday, Gigaba said he had approached the auditor-general's
office for assistance with "reconstructing the airlines financials".
SA Express was forced to withdraw its financial statements
for the past year for reportedly being "inaccurate" and
One of the issues was a VAT amount of R32m. SA Express has
told Parliament this amount may not be fully recoverable from the SA Revenue
SA Express chairperson Lillian Boyle said she was delighted
to hear that the auditor-general would assist in the finalisation of its
"At least now there may be some action. The process has
reached a long logjam.