Zondo commission: DA welcomes criminal charges against Dudu Myeni
26 May 2021
Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbite by Adv Glynnis Breytenbach MP.
The DA welcomes the announcement by the Zondo Commission of Inquiry that criminal charges will be brought against former South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson, Dudu Myeni. This after she initially defied a summons to testify before the commission yesterday.
Myeni’s legal representation, Advocate Nqabayethu Buthelezi, offered the ludicrous excuse that Myeni did not have access to the necessary documentation to testify and that she had no idea that she had to appear before the commission as she had recently changed legal teams.
But Judge Raymond Zondo and the commission's evidence leader, Advocate Kate Hofmeyr, saw through this farce and Myeni will now have to face the music for acting in breach of the summons to give evidence before the commission in lieu of attending a family function.
The DA is of the firm view that there should be nowhere to hide for those individuals trying to evade cooperation with the Zondo commission.
Let this be a lesson for all State-capturers and corrupt politicians and their well-connected cadres, the long arm of the law is relentless, and you will face the consequences of your actions.
Issued by Glynnis Breytenbach, DA Shadow Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, 26 May 2021