Johannesburg - Former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni has fired back at Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and asked a court to declare a statement published on Twitter “false and defamatory”.
She wants an unconditional apology from Outa and called on the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to prevent Outa from making further harmful statements against her. She is also suing for R8 million for injury to her reputation.
Outa and the SAA Pilots’ Association organisations lodged an application in the high court in March 2017 asking the court to declare Myeni a delinquent director, arising from her actions as SAA chairperson from December 2012 to October 2017.
In court papers, Myeni said Outa published a tweet on October 3 2019 which read: “A reminder of the damage #DuduMyeni caused at #SAA. She also sat on several other boards, incl.#MhlathuzeWaterBoard. Imagine the damage done there. #OUTA is the only civil action org holding her accountable. Become an #ActiveCitizen + support our cause".
Myeni said that attached to the Tweet was a “digital pamphlet with a picture of myself with the following words directly beneath the picture: ‘DUDU MYENI: The Delinquent Director?’. There is an Outa logo placed at the bottom right corner.”