South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni found himself in the crosshairs of parliamentarians on Thursday as he once again found himself defending the allocation of R10.5 billion to the business rescue process of troubled national airline, South African Airways. Fin24 reports that faced by a barrage of questions from opposition party members, he insisted during the virtual plenary that the allocation to SAA in the medium-term budget policy statement was not a “bailout” but sought to facilitate the business rescue process at the airline. Regarding continued assistance to state-owned entities, which he has vocally opposed on other platforms, Mboweni said: “The responsibility of the minister of finance is to implement Cabinet decisions. It’s not my own private decision”.