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Bosasa Scandal: Arrest Made in Major Corruption Case

Published September 30, 2023
9 months ago

Dudu Myeni, a confidante of former President Jacob Zuma and earlier SAA board chairperson, has been apprehended on accusations of fraud and corruption in a case relating directly to the notorious Bosasa scandal. The charges, amounting to R300,000 in corrupt activities, were confirmed by Investigating Directorate spokesperson Sindiswe Seboka.

Myeni, in collaboration with ex-Sondolo IT Director Trevor Mathenjwa, were presented before the Richards Bay Magistrate's Court on Friday where they were each released on bail set at R10,000. The formal charges include dishonest activities exceeding R300,000 in gifts offered and received from Bosasa and its subsidiary Sondolo IT.

“Myeni failed to disclose her interests as mandated by the SAA Conflict of Interest Policy during her tenure as SAA chairperson," reveals Seboka. Myeni is accused of accepting gratifications from Bosasa subsidiary Sondolo IT, offered by ex-Director Trevor Mathenjwa, including security upgrades for her Richards Bay property to the tune of R200k, along with benefiting from hotel accommodation and travel expenses facilitated by Blake Travels, in excess of R107k.

At the center of the investigation is the State Capture Inquiry which cited Myeni as the central figure in a widespread corruption network. The Jacob Zuma Foundation chairperson was found guilty of manipulating Zuma in order to benefit Bosasa, a facilities management company deeply implicated in "industrial-scale corruption", securing R2.3-billion worth of tenders from 2000 to 2016, to the price of R75-million in bribes to politicians and officials.

The legal proceedings will resume on November 17, 2023.

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