Somewhere in Namibia, a group of former SAA employees has a mission: they want the airline’s previous directors, chief among them Dudu Myeni, to visit that country. But this is no tourist junket: they want Myeni, who was removed from the board and her position as its chair last year, to cross the border so she can be arrested. The former employees have developed this strategy in response to a court application by SAA in Namibia. SAA is suing the former employees for losses discovered in the Namibian end of the business. SAA alleges that staff in the small Windhoek office were involved in fraudulent claims arising from complaints of lost or damaged luggage that led to SAA paying compensation amounting to about R3m/year and more than R13m between 2009 and 2013. SAA says its insurers noticed this pattern and investigated, and that the nine former staffers must be held liable for the money lost on their watch. SAA is also suing to attach their pensions. As the application makes its way ...

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