Dudu Myeni denied leave to appeal being declared a delinquent director

Earlier this year, Myeni, a former SAA board chairperson, was declared a delinquent director by the court and was barred for life from serving as a director of any entity.

FILE: Former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni testifying in her delinquency case at the High Court in Pretoria on 20 February 2020. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Pretoria High Court has dismissed former South African Airways (SAA) board chair Dudu Myeni's application for leave to appeal.

Earlier this year, Myeni was declared a delinquent director by the court and was barred for life from serving as a director of any entity.

Myeni was dealt another blow as the court also dismissed her attempt to present new evidence in the case.

The court has ordered her to pay legal costs.

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) took legal action against her in 2018, saying that she had brought the airline to the brink of collapse.

Outa's Wayne Duvenage: "I think this is important for South Africa to see the rule of law working and that people are held accountable for their conduct, as we know that SAA is in a dire situation, and largely, a lot of that was due to the role that Dudu Myeni played during her tenure as the chairperson."

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