Monwabisi Kalawe has resigned from his position as SAA CEO, with immediate effect.
He had been suspended in 2014 after allegations of “irregularities” had emerged against him.
It had been reported then that SAA chairwoman Duduzile Myeni had asked the Auditor General to investigate Kalawe for allegedly keeping secret attempts to buy shares in an insolvent airline.
While the airline initially stood by Kalawe, it eventually suspended him.
Kalawe came into the chief executive position in April 2013.
Until his appointment Kalawe had served as the MD of Compass Group South Africa.
He had also worked as a General Manager at Cape Town international Airport as well as a CEO at Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd.
Ironically, Nico Bezuidenhout who had been acting CEO before Kalawe’s appointment, is again filling in the gap as the troubled airline experiences yet another power transition.