Parliament finally takes its gloves off and guns for Myeni
The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, which has proven toothless thus far, is expected to issue a summons for Dudu Myeni, Duduzane Zuma and the Gupta brothers this week.
Myeni, the former Chair of South African Airways (SAA), has snubbed the committee for three consecutive weeks. The first time because Myeni said she needed to consult her lawyers. The second and third times because she claimed to be ill.
The jury is still out on the veracity of those claims. Committee members think that she has been engaging in delay tactics.
The Gupta brothers have been on the run for some time now, and it remains difficult to imagine them honouring the invitation to the inquiry, into the mismanagement of funds at state-owned enterprises.
Chairperson for the inquiry, Zukiswa Rantho, said Myeni had yet to produce a sick note to the Committee. Members of the committee proposed that there be an independent evaluation, to verify if she is indeed sick.
"The committee is of the view that it would be impossible to finish the work of the inquiry without the testimony of Ms Myeni including that of Mr Zuma and the Gupta family," said Rantho.
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