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A year ago we published an article explaining the world according to SAA’s massively under-qualified chairman Duduzile Myeni. Her ignorance, we opined, was breathtaking. But even Myeni’s biggest critics couldn’t predict what she’d attempt in the next 12 months. The one person airline wrecking ball twice attempted to extract massive rents from the loss making business whose injections from taxpayers run into billions. The first time, through the unknown “transaction advisor” Quartile Capital, led to her close friend President Jacob Zuma firing a resisting finance minister, sparking Nenegate. The second, a similar plundering attempt with another unknown “transaction advisor”, saw a concerned SAA Treasurer Cynthia Stimpel put on suspension. So while Nene and Stimpel get punished for doing what is right, Presidentially protected Myeni sails arrogantly on. Yesterday she provided her own follow up, Breathtaking II, at a ‘no-questions’ media briefing. Not surprising only a handful of journalists bothered to turn up. There’s only so much unadulterated idiocy anyone can take. Even if the purveyor is chairman of the Jacob Zuma Foundation. – Alec Hogg
By Tshidi Madia
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.