- Former SAA chair Dudu Myeni has been dealt a hard blow by the Pretoria High Court
- The executive's application for leave to appeal a decision in favour of OUTA was dismissed
- Myeni, who claims she's facing financial issues, has been ordered to pay costs
Dudu Myeni's attempt to appeal a court ruling in her case against the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has been dismissed.
BusinessLIVE reports that the former SAA chairperson had been attempting to challenge the ruling that OUTA has the legal standing to bring forward a delinquent director case against her.
The Pretoria High Court disagreed on Tuesday, dismissing the appeal attempt and ordering Myeni to pay costs for both OUTA and the SAA Pilots Association.
The case began in 2017 when both OUTA and the SAAPA filed an application to declare Myeni a delinquent director over his time at the helm of the dysfunctional state-owned entity.
Should the application be successful, Myeni will no longer be able to occupy a director post in the future.
Briefly.co.za reported that OUTA has had a tough time bringing Myeni before the court. Last year had seen the influential businesswoman crying poverty, allegedly too broke to travel from KZN to Pretoria.
Numerous citizens, and OUTA itself, were willing to cover the executive's travel costs in order to allow the matter to finally proceed.
At this stage, Myeni's lawyer had dropped the case, claiming that there had been no 'financial instructions'.
Myeni followed this debacle up with two applications of her own, requesting to amend a plea made earlier in 2017. She also requested that 28 other directors be added to the proceedings against her.
Her legal team has now opted to argue for a stay of proceedings in favour of approaching the Supreme Court of Appeal.
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