Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the EFF is not surprised by the scandal surrendering an SAA pilot who flew for 20 years with an allegedly fake license. The Economic Freedom Fighter claims that this is not the first time 'white privilege' worked in the favor of an unqualified 'professional'.
Taking to social media, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi weighed in on the controversy surrounding the 'fake pilot' debacle.
According to The Citizen, the EFF spokesperson chalked the incident up to 'white privilege', claiming that this was not the first incident in which a white person had progressed ahead of his black counterparts, despite being unqualified.
Ndlozi took to social media platform, Twitter, to comment on the matter, saying that:
"This white man lived a lie for 20 years. Two decades of a fake identity! I see that; but what is more TRAGIC is that many more white people boss over black professionals PROUDLY without ANY qualifications & the job “experience” they often demand from others. #WhitePrivilege"
The tweet was met with mixed reactions, some agreeing that the incident had been unacceptable and others coming to the defense of the pilot, who had served South African Airways for 20 years.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the pilot had been forced to step down earlier in 2019, but had been arrested in relation to the charges concerning his permits. The pilot, William Chandler, had reportedly been released on R5 000 bail.
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Chandler had been charged with forgery and is set to appear in court on the 15 May. SAA is expected to attempt to recover the funds that were paid to the pilot over the years.
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