Myeni's new pro bono lawyer granted postponement to get up to speed on case

Former South African Airways (SAA) chair Dudu Myeni did not appear in court on Thursday but instead sent a new legal representative to appear on her behalf.

Her new, pro bono lawyer Nqabayethu Buthelezi was granted a postponement until Monday 21 October to allow him to prepare a proper defence.

Myeni missed another two court appearances in Pretoria earlier this week where an application was scheduled to be heard to have her declared a delinquent director.

She claimed she had no money to travel from KwaZulu-Natal.

RELATED: Dudu Myeni a no-show in court again, Outa to oppose request for postponement

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), which has brought the application, says the filibustering must come to an end so that the case can proceed swiftly.

Outa CEO Wayne Duvenage says he is satisfied with the management of the case after the judge made it clear there would be no more postponements going forward.

RELATED: No petrol money? 'Dudu Myeni has known about the court dates for two years'

She's got an attorney here and advocate representing her... He's made himself available to defend Dudu Myeni.

Wayne Duvenage, Outa CEO

The judge has heard all sides and for the best interest of the case, has granted some leniency to Dudu Myeni's lawyers.

Wayne Duvenage, Outa CEO

The case will be heard on the 21st of this month and again at the end of November. The judge is clearly indicating that we can't allow this matter to be delayed into next year and the year after.

Wayne Duvenage, Outa CEO

Listen to the latest update below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Boris Johnson has pledged to get Britain out of  EU by the end of January'

'Boris Johnson has pledged to get Britain out of EU by the end of January'

EWN UK correspondent Gavin Grey gives and update on the Conservative Party's election win.

'Most Home Affairs systems back online'

'Most Home Affairs systems back online'

Department spokesperson Siya Qoza says from this morning it was only a handful of centres that were still experiencing glitches.

Work and finances major causes of stress among professionals - Profmed

Work and finances major causes of stress among professionals - Profmed

Clement Manyathela spoke to Profmed CEO Craig Comrie about the findings in this year's Stress Index.

Dudu Myeni must never be a director of any company again - Outa

Dudu Myeni must never be a director of any company again - Outa

Outa chief legal officer Stefanie Fick give reasons why her organisation brought charges against former SAA board chairperson.

Dudu Myeni a no-show in court again, Outa to oppose request for postponement

Dudu Myeni a no-show in court again, Outa to oppose request for postponement

An application was scheduled to be heard to have her declared a delinquent director.

Dudu Myeni blames lack of finances for no-show in Outa case

Dudu Myeni blames lack of finances for no-show in Outa case

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse says Myeni told lawyers she could not afford to be in court on Monday.

Popular articles
What is a 'Modern African Gentlemen'? Mini SA asks a 'pretentious' question

What is a 'Modern African Gentlemen'? Mini SA asks a 'pretentious' question

Branding and advertising expert Andy Rice hates Mini South Africa’s new "Clubman Modern African Gentlemen Edition".

Now is the beginning of a new era - Jeff Radebe

Now is the beginning of a new era - Jeff Radebe

The longest serving minister in post-apartheid South Africa shares what he has described as an 'incredible' 25 years.