18/10/2017 21:32 SAST | Updated 19/10/2017 06:06 SAST

SAA Chair Dudu Myeni Out -- Reports

eNCA on Wednesday reported Myeni had been sacked from SAA's board along with several others.

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South African Airways chair Dudu Myeni is no longer chairperson of the cash-strapped airline's board, according to reports by eNCA.

The broadcaster also reported that five other board members have been removed.

Myeni's contract at SAA was extended by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in August, despite the fact she had already served more than two terms. Gigaba defended his decision to retain the controversial SAA head, saying it was in line with the law.

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According to unconfirmed reports, the controversial ex-chair been replaced by JB Magwaza by Cabinet. When approached for comment by Fin24, SAA's spokesperson Tlali Tlali however said he had "no information" on whether the change had taken place.

Government spokesperson Phumla Williams told Fin24 any Cabinet decisions will be announced at a briefing on Thursday and refrained from speaking about board changes.

This is a developing story. More to follow.