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C- The Demo­cratic Al­liance says that Fi­nance Mi n i s t e r Malusi Gi­gaba can­not ig­nore the facts any longer and that South African Air­ways chair Dudu Myeni must be re­moved.

The party yes­ter­day wel­comed the in­ter­ven­tion of the Com­pa­nies and In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Com­mis­sion (CIPC) which it said con­firmed its view that Gi­gaba’s‚ de­ci­sion to ex­tend Myeni’s term as chair of the SAA board was il­le­git­i­mate.

“Ac­cord­ingly‚ we are also of the be­lief that Myeni is tech­ni­cally no longer the chair of the board and that any board de­ci­sions taken since Septem­ber 1 must be viewed as ir­reg­u­lar and un­en­force­able‚” said DA deputy spokesman on fi­nance Alf Rees.

He said Gi­gaba had failed to take the ro­bust ac­tion that was re­quired to save SAA and stop the on­go­ing losses and con­se­quent tax­payer bailouts.


“SAA is a com­plete sham­bles and the min­is­ter’s fail­ure to re­move one of the mai n ob­sta­cles to progress at the air­line shows that SAA is clearly not a pri­or­ity for Min­is­ter Gi­gaba.

“The in­ter­ven­tion of the CIPC in the ex­tended ap­point­ment of Ms Myeni will be use­ful to the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Fi­nance in deal­ing with its res­o­lu­tion that re­quests t hat Min­is­ter Gi­gaba re­view his de­ci­sion to ex­tend the ap­point­ment and to pro­vide the ba­sis on which he made the de­ci­sion.

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