Outgoing Mango CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout, has denied that SAA Chairwoman and President Jacob Zuma's associate, Dudu Myeni, has played a role in his departure.
Bezuidenhout also vacates his position as the Acting-CEO of South African Airways (SAA), which has been under a cloud due to ongoing tensions between the board and management and a string of bail-outs from Natioanal Treasury.
702's John Robbie spoke to the outgoing CEO regarding the reasons behind his departure and what lies ahead for him.
Listen to the interview below:
One the one side, Mango has been my passion for the last decade, but a new chapter of my life is opening. There's mixed emotions.— Nico Bezuidenthout, outgoing Mango CEO
Bezuidenhout said there's a lot of people doing good work at SAA, however, he highlighted that management instability creates an environment of a 'soap opera' at the national carrier. He was reluctant to share details of the key people behind the continued decline of the airline over the years.
It's fair to say that we've had our fun in life... It's a career decision for me and I'd like to focus on the positives— Nico Bezuidenhout, outgoing Mango CEO