Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi spoke to SABC on Morning Live on 29 May 2020.
“The decision by the High Court in Pretoria to declare former South African Airways Board Chair Dudu Myeni a delinquent director for life, brings up questions about government’s commitment to good governance in State-owned enterprises. Handing down her final decision on Wednesday, Judge Ronel Tolmay said Myeni was ‘a director gone rogue, with no consideration for her fiduciary duty to SAA’. Tolmay also cautioned that to serve on a Board of an SOE should not be a privilege of the politically connected. Recently, courts have either delivered scathing judgments or managed to overturn decisions made by executives in State-owned entities or public officials – some of these examples are – the court decision against Parliament involving former President Jacob Zuma on the Nkandla matter, cases against former Ministers Malusi Gigaba and Bathabile Dlamini; and former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe amongst others. Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi, who is the Executive Director of the Public Affairs Research Institute, joins us via Zoom.”