ACSA in the firing line


The board of the Airports Company of South Africa has been given five days within which to explain why it has failed for a full year to suspend and initiate disciplinary action against the state-owned company’s CEO, Bongani Maseko.

The High Court in Pretoria has forced the hand of the board of the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa), a development that may finally resolve a drawn-out saga involving the company’s CEO, Bongani Maseko.

Daily Maverick obtained a signed copy of the order granted on Tuesday following an application by the company’s suspended Group Legal Counsel, Bonginkosi Mfusi, late last year.

Tension over Maseko’s tenure dates back to March last year when the board resolved to suspend him and to institute disciplinary action relating to seven charges of alleged “gross misconduct”.

The board, however, failed to give effect to that resolution, sparking criticism that some members of the board were guilty of dereliction of duty.

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