The Democratic Alliance (DA) today made an announcement that it will take legal steps to challenge the reappointment of South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson Dudu Myeni.
The party wants Myeni removed from her post after she was reappointed on Friday on a one year contract.
Alf Lees, DA's Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance, says the reappointment of Myeni was irrational and they are convinced that the legal basis on this case is sound.
They set precedence when they filed papers to have the court set aside Menzi Simelane's appointment.
The importance of SAA demands it. It is not just a question of politics, it is a question of the economy of the country. Its going to have an impact on the way the ratings agencies view us when they come to assess later this year...— Alf Lees, DA's Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance
Lees says they are hoping that they will get the court to deal with this case far more quickly than the Simelane case.
He has no doubt that there will be moves by certain parties to try and delay this process.
There's an obligation on the DA to try and save SAA, he says.
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