Corruption case against Dudu Myeni postponed


The corruption case against Dudu Myeni, former chairman of the board of the South African Airways (SAA), and Trevor Mathenjwa, former director of Sondolo IT, has been postponed until next year.

The magistrate’s court in Richards Bay today (Friday) adjourned the case until February 9.

Myeni and Mathenjwa are facing charges of corruption and fraud.

Sindisiwe Twala, spokesperson for the investigation directorate of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), says the charges against Myeni and Mathenjwa are related to the alleged fraud of R300 000 at Bosasa.

Myeni allegedly received money from Sondolo IT, a subsidiary of Bosasa, through Mathenjwa.

She is accused of using the money between May 2014 and March 2015 to carry out security upgrades of R200 000 to her property in Richards Bay.

She is also accused of having benefited from more than R107 000 in hotel accommodation and travel expenses thanks to Bosasa and people close to her. The trips were reportedly facilitated by Blake Travels.

Myeni has been accused on several occasions of helping to bring SAL to its knees. The Zondo Commission after statehood also recommended that she be prosecuted.

She and Mathenjwa were arrested in September.