South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson, Dudu Myeni's tenure as board chair, was to have expired in September but Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has extended it until the national carrier's annual general meeting in early November.
On Wednesday, SAA appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance.
Questions have been asked over whether or not the extension of her tenure is legal.
Political analyst Karima Brown says MPs were blunt and have asked whether Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi was instructed to keep Myeni on board.
He tried to say that in terms of the memorandum of incorporation rules that he is in power to do so but he was in fact challenged on the legality.— Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host
The Minister has 7 days in which to explain this.— Karima Brown, political analyst
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