Monday, 02 December 2019 11:46

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni,who is facing a civil case seeking to declare her a delinquent director, cannot change her plea and the court has also dismissed an application to include other board members in the case.

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) wants the court to declare Myeni a delinquent director.

Myeni served as chairperson of SAA between December 2012 an October 2017.

OUTA claims that SAA recorded losses of up R16.844bn during Myeni's time at the airline, something she has denied. 

Myeni sits on the boards of 13 companies, according to documentation presented in court. Being found to be delinquent would prevent her from serving as a director. 

She has not attended the court proceedings since the hearing began in October, following numerous delays.

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), which brought the case against her, together with SAA Pilots Association, said the inaction of SAA and other government agencies prompted it to pursue the matter and that the case is in the public interest.