The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has today met with its lawyers to discuss court action regarding Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s announcement that Takatso Consortium will buy a 51% stake in South African Airways (SAA).

As we all know by now, Takatso Consortium is comprised of Global Aviation and Harith General Partners; the latter which was fingered by the Commission of inquiry into allegations of impropriety regarding the Public Investment Corporation (the Mpati Commission).

The entire SAA deal has been nebulous, and it is unclear how government prioritised Harith as a partner after the negative things the Mpati Commission had to say about it.

The UDM has therefore decided to brief our lawyers and will go ahead and challenge Minister Gordhan’s decision in court.