Dudu Myeni hailed as ‘phenomenal woman, workers’ rights activist’

Dudu Myeni hailed as ‘phenomenal woman, workers’ rights activist’

The South African Cabin Crew Association has hailed former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni as an activist for the rights of workers. 

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Myeni died on Friday following a battle with cancer.

Before her death Myeni, who was also the chair of the Jacob Zuma Foundation, faced fraud and corruption charges amounting to R300,000 alongside former Bosasa director Trevor Mathenjwa.

The charges are linked to alleged kickbacks that Myeni received during her time at SAA, which the National Prosecuting Authority believes were facilitated by Mathenjwa.

But SACCA deputy president Chris Shabangu believes Myeni was made a scapegoat.

“She was a phenomenal woman that was pro-workers at the time when she was at SAA. When we were working with her, we had access to the top management of SAA at the time when it was difficult to do so as a union that is fighting for workers.

“I remember where we had to sit with her to strategise to open a case against her so that she could be held accountable because she was working with people that were sabotaging her and that is something that is not known to the public. What is known to the public is what was narrated to them, but this is the reality and the truth of what was happening.”


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