Dudu Myeni

Former SAA Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni. Photo: File photo

Ex-SAA board chair Dudu Myeni arrested and released on R10k bail

Former SAA Board chairperson Dudu Myeni was arrested on Friday morning and has been released on R10 000 bail. Here’s why..

Dudu Myeni

Former SAA Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni. Photo: File photo

Former South African Airways (SAA) Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni and BOSASA subsidiary Sondolo IT director Trevor Mathenjwa have been granted R10 000 bail each.

The pair was arrested on Friday morning, 29 September on charges of fraud and corruption of over R300 000 for gratifications offered and received from BOSASA and its subsidiary Sondolo IT.


The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said during Myeni’s tenure as SAA Board chairperson she had a legal duty to disclose her interests in terms of the SAA Conflict of Interest Policy which she allegedly failed to do.

NPA spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka said Myeni stands accused of corruption for receiving gratification from BOSASA subsidiary Sondolo IT former director Trevor Mathenjwa.

“Myeni is accused of having received security upgrades for her Richards Bay premises during May 2014 to March 2015 to the value of R200 000. She is further accused of benefiting from hotel accommodation and travel expenses for her and persons close to her from BOSASA facilitated by Blake Travels between May 2014 and March 2015 for over R107 000,” Seboka said.

The matter is expected to return to the Richards Bay Magistrates Court on 17 November for the disclosure of the case docket.

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Jacob Zuma Foundation sends off students to Nigeria, 13 Jan 2014 President Jacob Zuma and the Chairperson of his foundation Dudu Myeni engage in a discussion during a sendoff ceremony of the second group of learners who are headed to study in Nigeria. (Photo: GCIS)

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Agrizzi who has been in and out of hospital and failed to appear in court numerous times appeared virtually on Thursday, 28 September.

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