The board of SA Express (SAX), with concurrence from the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, have appointed Siza Mzimela as the new acting CEO of the airline.
Matsietse Mokholo, current acting CEO, will be taking up a new position in the Presidency. Mokholo will be handing over to Mzimela, a former CEO of SAA, over the next two weeks.
In a joint statement issued on Wednesday (August 1), the Ministry of Public Enterprises and the SAX board said Mzimela had more than 20 years of aviation experience.
“Until now, she has been part of the ministerial intervention team that was appointed in May to stabilise the operations and finances of SAX, and to identify options to recapitalise the airline, given its immediate short-term liquidity problems,” read the statement.