Former ANC general secretary Cheryl Carolus is set to testify about her tenure as the chairperson of the board of South African Airways at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture on Thursday. Carolus served as board chairperson from 2009 to 2012.

When Carolus resigned from the SAA board in 2012 along with six other board members, she said that her relationship with then-public administration minister Malusi Gigaba had broken down. She did not, however, furnish details of the exact nature of the breakdown.

Among the topics Carolus' testimony is expected to touch on is the lucrative SA-India route which Barbara Hogan previously testified at the commission.

Hogan told the inquiry that she learned that SAA would terminate its SA-Mumbai route while accompanying then-president Jacob Zuma on a state visit to India in June 2010.

According to Hogan, she contacted Carolus for confirmation. Responding via a text message, Carolus denied that SAA would be terminating the route.