The Transport Department says Dudu Myeni has only been appointed as a part-time special advisor to the minister.
Myeni enters this new top job just weeks after she was removed as South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson, following a controversial tenure, reports EWN's Gia Nicolaides.
According to the Transport Ministry, she has officially been appointed in this role as a special advisor. The department says this is only on part-time basis.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
When and if needed, the Transport Minister will call on Dudu Myeni to come advise him on a number of issues.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
There have already been questions about Myeni's competency and limited experience in this role.
At the same time, there are reports that SAA may be moved from National Treasury to the transport portfolio.
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