Cope to lay criminal complaint against Myeni over Mr X identity revelation

Dudu Myeni repeated the name of the whistleblower known as Mr X numerous times while giving testimony at the commission.

Former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni testifying in her delinquency case at the High Court in Pretoria. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of the People (Cope) said that it planned to lay a formal criminal complaint against former South African Airways (SAA) board chair Dudu Myeni for revealing the identity of a whistleblower at the Zondo Commission.

Myeni repeated the name of the whistleblower known as Mr X numerous times while giving testimony at the commission.

The identity of Mr X was concealed by order of commission chair Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo because he feared for his safety.

Cope's Dennis Bloem said that Myeni's action showed a complete disregard for the commission and its processes.

"This is a very serious violation and a criminal act. Her irresponsible actions will scare off other whistleblowers who want to come forward and give information to the commission."

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