Controversial SAA chair Dudu Myeni has been axed as the chairperson of the cash-strapped airline’s board, according to source with knowledge of the changes.
Myeni had been replaced with businessman Johannes Bhekumuzi “JB” Magwaza, the founder and executive chairperson of Nkunzi Investment Holdings.
In total there have been six changes.
Myeni had previously vowed to stay on as the chairperson of SAA’s board “until ubaba goes”.
City Press had previously reported that three senior SAA executives, and another source close to the board, said that Myeni had informed those in her close circle at the beleaguered airline that she would not step down until President Jacob Zuma finished his second term of office in 2019.