The finance minister, Malusi Gigaba, unilaterally extended the term of Dudu Myeni until the airline’s annual general meeting in November.
According to a political legal expert, he is not in a position to make the decision without the Cabinet’s approval.
It seems as if Zuma’s protégé will destroy SAA without accepting any blame for the financial mess in which the airline is.
Myeni still blames SAA’s problems on decisions taken during the apartheid era. How decisions affecting the airline after 23 years only Dudu will know, observers say.
In Parliament, Cyril Ramaphosa said that SAA’s R6,8 billion debt was submitted to parliament by a parliamentary appropriation act to help the entity again.
Meanwhile, Gigaba has a week to explain to the parliamentary committee why he extended Myeni’s contract.
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