Dudu Myeni a no show at court
Former South African Airways (SAA) chair Dudu Myeni called OUTA’s legal team this morning to say she can’t afford to get to Pretoria for the case against her.
OUTA’s team was ready at the Pretoria High Court for the long-awaited start to the delinquent director case against Dudu Myeni, but she didn’t arrive. Instead, she called in with her excuse.
The application to declare Myeni a delinquent director was launched on 7 March 2017 by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and the SAA Pilots’ Association (SAAPA). Today’s trial date was set in February 2018.
Myeni’s excuse had to be passed on to the court by the OUTA and SAAPA lawyers as she didn’t have her own lawyer in court.
Judge Ronel Tolmay rolled the case over until tomorrow, to give Myeni a last chance to appear.
If she fails to appear tomorrow, the case is expected to continue without her.
“OUTA was here in full force to listen to the matter,” said Advocate Stefanie Fick, OUTA’s Chief Legal Officer, after the hearing was rolled over.
“Tomorrow watch this space, we will again all be here in full force to see what happens. Dudu Myeni, a delinquent director? Yes, we believe she is.”
More information about the application can be found here.
Comment on today’s delay by Advocate Stefanie Fick is here