Judgment in Dudu Myeni’s delinquency appeal case reserved

Myeni approached the High Court in Pretoria to appeal an interim order declaring her a delinquent director for life.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Judgment has been reserved in the delinquency case against former South African Airways (SAA) chair Dudu Myeni.

Myeni approached the High Court in Pretoria to appeal an interim order declaring her a delinquent director for life.

It was also ordered that Myeni immediately vacate all directorship positions.

READ: Former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni declared a delinquent director

Myeni brought the case an on “extremely” urgent basis.

In her court papers, she contends that Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) failed to present exceptional circumstances that led the judge to her conclusion declaring her a delinquent director.

Myeni said Judge Ronel Tolmay also failed to explain why she came to that decision.

READ: Outa: Myeni only has herself to blame for being declared delinquent director

But Outa’s Stephanie Fick said the court must reject Myeni’s argument, adding they had presented a formidable case.

“The scale of Miss Myeni’s proven misconduct and maladministration during her time at SAA make this case sufficiently exceptional.”

Myeni has drawn widespread criticism for the demise of SAA, which is under business rescue.

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