SAA chair Dudu Myeni faces legal action

Outa and the SAA Pilots Association have applied for a court order to declare Myeni a delinquent director who has grossly abused her position.

FILE: Former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni in February 2015. Picture: Gallo Images/Veli Nhlapo.

JOHANNESBURG - Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and the South African Airways Pilots’ Association have decided to take legal action against South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson Dudu Myeni.

They say the airline is in distress and lost more than R10 billion under Myeni’s leadership.

Outa and the SAA Pilots Association have applied for a court order to declare Myeni a delinquent director who has grossly abused her position.

During a presentation on Wednesday, both parties highlighted some of Myeni’s recent actions, including the illegal appointment of BnP Capital as a transaction advisor, illegally interfering with the Emirates deal and misrepresenting a board resolution on the Airbus deal to the finance minister.

Outa says should the court rule in their favour, Myeni will be disqualified from being a director or holding a senior or executive position at any South African company for at least the next seven years.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)