Former SAA Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni has appeared at the Richards Bay Magistrate Court, north of Durban, over fraud and corruption charges on Friday.
She appeared alongside Sondolo IT Director, Trevor Mathenjwa.
Myeni was the Board chairperson between 2012 and 2017.
Independent Police Investigative Directorate Spokesperson, Sindi Twala, has confirmed that the pair is appearing on R300 000 Bosasa-linked corruption allegations.
29 September 2023
The Richards Bay Magistrates’ Court in KwaZulu-Natal granted former South African Airways (SAA) Board Chairman, Dudu Myeni and former Sondolo IT Director, Trevor Mathenjwa bail of R10 000 each.
The pair was arrested this morning on charges of corruption and fraud of over R300k, for gratifications offered and received from BOSASA and its subsidiary Sondolo IT.
During the tenure of Myeni as chairperson of the SAA, she had a legal duty to disclose her interests in terms of the SAA Conflict of Interest Policy, which we allege she failed to do so.
Myeni thus stands accused of corruption for receiving gratification from BOSASA subsidiary Sondolo IT, offered by Trevor Mathenjwa, the company’s former director. Myeni is accused of having received security upgrades for her Richards Bay premises during May 2014 to March 2015, to the value of R200k. 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 R107k.