South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Sunday, 16 June

Former South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni has died, the Jacob Zuma Foundation as confirmed. Image: GCIS

BREAKING: Former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni dies

Former South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni has died, the Jacob Zuma Foundation has confirmed.

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Sunday, 16 June

Former South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni has died, the Jacob Zuma Foundation as confirmed. Image: GCIS

Former South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni has died.  

The Jacob Zuma Foundation confirmed the news, saying Myeni passed away on Friday night.

Her death was confirmed on Saturday by the spokesperson of the Jacob Zuma Foundation, Mzwanele Manyi.

She had been battling cancer. 

“The foundation confirms with a heavy heart that its chairperson, Dudu Myeni, passed on last night (Friday). The family is still dealing with these sad developments and will not be entertaining any media enquiries. The foundation is requesting the media to respect the family position,’’ Manyi said.

Myeni’s death comes as she was facing corruption allegations at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

During her last appearance, her corruption case postponed to 21 November 2024 due to her ill health.