The board of South African Airways will get a new chairperson, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has said. Answering questions at a media briefing on Thursday, he said he was committed to strengthening state-owned enterprises including SAA and Eskom. He said the SAA board would get two more board members and a CEO. A successor chairman will be selected after the AGM. This means current chair Dudu Myeni will be leaving. Gigaba has previously endorsed Myeni. She is facing a tribunal hearing on Monday. Her agreement with previous finance minister Pravin Gordhan was that she would stay on until September. Gigaba also said allegations against him around the naturalisation of the Guptas were being used to distract him. In a statement released on Tuesday, Treasury said Gigaba had acted lawfully under the South African Citizenship Act, 1995 (Act 88 of 1995), amended by the South African Citizenship Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 17 of 2010), which gives the minister of home affairs the authority...

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