The unions says it already served a demand under section 165 of the Companies Act on Denel to take legal action against individuals who could be identified for aiding the financial problems of Denel. This comes after various irregularities were brought to Denel\u2019s attention in Solidarity\u2019s Denel File provided to Denel in April 2018. This led to several dismissals at the institution. According to Solidarity\u2019s Head of Legal Services Anton van der Bijl, under this section of the Act Solidarity can demand that Denel investigate irregularities and take legal action within 60 days after such demand was served on them. This case is unique in the sense that from now on, government officials working at state-owned enterprises could possibly be held directly liable for malpractice committed at such companies. \u201cIf the alleged irregularities are not investigated, and\/or if no legal action is taken because of the proven irregularities, we may take legal action against the responsible persons in Denel\u2019s stead. The time has come to hold people accountable for their wrongdoing and to bring them to book. According to Solidarity General Secretary Johan Botha, the recent salary issues at Denel and the consequent references by Mr Danie du Toit and Minister Pravin Gordhan to the influence of state capture on Denel, make it clear that there is indeed compelling reason to take this action.