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SAA serves Business Day with court order to pull 'privileged' memo

Business Day editor Songezo Zibi has confirmed that South African Airways has served the publication with a court interdict ordering them not to publish an article claiming that the national carrier was technically insolvent.

The story has been removed online but was taken to print, and Zibi said it is of enormous public interest as it affects South Africa's credit rating status.

SAA claims that the memo referred to in our story is privileged, despite it being an internal memo. Previous cases have shown that the privilege does not apply in this instance.

Songezo Zibi, Business Day editor

Zibi said online news organisations Moneyweb and News24 had also been served with an interim court order.

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