Myeni suing OUTA for R8 million over unflattering social media post

Myeni suing OUTA for R8 million over unflattering social media post

- Former South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni is taking OUTA on in court

- The embattled executive is currently facing a legal battle with the organisation, which seeks to have her declared a delinquent director

- But now she is attempting to turn the tables by suing for R8 million over a social media post

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It seems the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse will finally get Dudu Myeni in court after the ex-SAA chair placed some charges of her own.

The former SAA board chair has approached the South Gauteng High Court, suing OUTA for R8 million.

This follows a social media post where the organisation published a reminder of the damage Myeni allegedly caused at the cash-strapped state-owned entity:

"Imagine the damage done there. OUTA is the only civil action organisation holding her accountable."

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Briefly.co.za reported that OUTA had offered to cover travel expenses after Myeni skipped out on court appearances, pleading poverty despite serving on the boards of several other companies.

The executive is facing a motion to have her declared a delinquent director for the role she played in the current situation facing the airline.

Myeni's legal team has demanded that the social media post be deleted from all platforms as it seeks to recover damages from the group.

Meanwhile, SAA is battling to pay staff salaries after emerging from a strike that saw consumers losing faith in the airline after tickets were canceled.

With concerns over the stability of the SOE mounting, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called for the state to cut it's losses and shut the entity down.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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