- Dudu Myeni has missed a court appearance after claiming to be too broke to travel
- The ex-SAA executive is facing attempts to have her declared a delinquent director
- With no legal team and no transport, Myeni is facing the case continuing in her absence
Former South African Airways board member Dudu Myeni missed her court date on Monday after apparently having no funds to travel.
IOL reports that Judge Ronel Tolmay had been forced to postpone until Tuesday in an effort to give her time, but the prospect of the case being heard in her absence seems high.
OUTA and the SAA Pilots' Association is currently pursuing the legal battle to have Myeni declared a delinquent director.
If this application were to succeed, Myeni will face being barred from holding similar positions in any company. Seeing as she holds directorship at 13 entities, this would be a deathblow to her career.
During Myeni's time on the board of the airline, R16.8 billion worth of losses were recorded and a questionable deal valued at R256 million was halted.
The deal saw BnP Capital appointed as a transaction advisor and paid a R49.9 million cancellation fee. The appointment was deemed irregular and OUTA further contends that the cancellation fee should receive the same treatment.
The ordeal has formed the base of the application against Myeni, who told OUTA's legal team that she couldn't foot the bill to travel to Gauteng from KwaZulu-Natal, where she resides.
BusinessLIVE reports that her former legal team had dropped the case after they received no 'financial instructions' from Myeni.
The embarrassment of the whole situation was likely magnified by the fact that the judge had to be informed by Myeni's opposition in the case, with no legal representation on her part to be found.
Briefly.co.za reported that Myeni had stood accused of receiving bribes from the infamous BOSASA company when Angelo Agrizzi testified before the Zondo Commission.
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