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Nyoka: Shame on Cricket SA

2011-11-26 08:19

Johannesburg - The Cricket SA board should be ashamed of its involvement in corruption and not he, former CSA president Mtutuzeli Nyoka said.

"The [corruption] allegations against me were taken as is without questions by the board... As far as I am concerned the shame is not with me, it is with them," he said in Pretoria.

Nyoka was addressing the sport ministry's committee of inquiry into financial affairs at CSA.

He was ousted on October 15 after a vote of no confidence by the board.

"It felt like an action designed to remove an individual who was asking questions," he told the inquiry.

He said he had no intention of returning to cricket administration, but hoped the latest inquiry would clear his name and restore his reputation.

Nyoka was ousted in February after he made repeated calls for an independent inquiry into CSA finances and bonuses paid to staff including CSA CEO Gerald Majola.

He won a high court case for his reinstatement, and on his return announced that a forensic investigation should be held to restore the public's trust. CSA agreed to an independent KPMG audit.

Nyoka continued to call for action after Majola was found to have breached the Companies' Act in at least four instances.

He was again dismissed in October for allegedly disregarding majority decisions of CSA's board and damaging its reputation.

"It felt like an action designed to remove an individual who was asking questions," he said.

Nyoka said on Friday that he felt hostility from board members after taking a stand against Majola.

He said he got wind of a plot to have him dismissed as president, but that this was denied at a board meeting in November 2010.

"... But obviously there was something going on," he said.

Nyoka said he had disagreed with the CSA's decision in August 2010 to hold an internal inquiry into the misallocation of R4.5 million in bonuses, after it was agreed at three board meetings that an external inquiry was needed.

"Our board was in no position to investigate a situation as politically inflamed as this one," he said.

"What they were doing was wrong."

Four representatives of the auditing firm KPMG appeared before the committee on Wednesday, the opening day of oral representations.

In their report, they found that the bonuses were kept secret from the CSA's remuneration committee, with Majola breaching the Companies Act on at least four occasions.

They also found irregularities in travel allowances and expenses.

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Comments
  • Alva - 2011-11-26 09:15

    Would Nyoka have spilled the beans if he was given a bonus? Either way, I'm delighted the corruption has been exposed.

      Nicholas.Spaggiari - 2011-11-26 09:57

      What were you all saying about Bryce again?

  • Barry - 2011-11-26 09:19

    Is it any wonder the global game is under great suspicion on the filed, when the antics of the executives off the field are so corrupt. All of these guys that filled their pockets really need jail time, to show white collar crime does not pay, including professional sport.

  • lew.james1 - 2011-11-26 09:28

    Now Mr Ali Bacher - you bastards crucified Hansie Cronje for corruption - now your crown prince majola and his cronies have their fingers in the till - what two faced bastards.

  • Shirley - 2011-11-26 09:37

    Bottom line is IF he was as innocent as he professes he still shouldnt have held the position as clearly he doesnt know the first thing about managerial skills. Rule no.1 readEVERYTHING before you sign!

      stephencas - 2011-11-26 12:21

      WTF?

      Ettiene - 2011-11-27 06:01

      WTF!!! Shut up please! Are you drunk?

      Pieter - 2011-11-28 04:33

      @Shirley Go jump off a cliff u idiot

      Deon - 2011-11-28 09:17

      Maybe he did read it, still signed?

  • Christopher Collings - 2011-11-26 09:53

    This is so typical & with a name like Nyoka (snake) who would trust this liar?????

      Ettiene - 2011-11-27 06:02

      Collings doesn't do you any favors either bru! Aspecially if youre as stupid as you sound.

  • Shirley - 2011-11-26 10:04

    Problem is even when they get the rot out-6months down the line the same scenario begins all over. I think these organisations should have a reputable financial institution handeling the finances. These guys get paid rediculous salarys for sitting in an office,showing up for 5 minutes at a post match presentation and flying around the world on"buisiness"!

  • Dennis - 2011-11-26 10:45

    Wena Nyoka, you are not the skweeky clean one in this saga !! Your hands are just as dirty !!

      Virginia - 2011-11-26 13:28

      Proof please!!

      Zion - 2011-11-26 16:30

      Let us not judge the man before the facts are known. We may not like him but he still has rights

  • J.D. - 2011-11-26 10:53

    People of all colour steal all over the world, But the guys in Africa are the champions by a wide wide margin..

      Shirley - 2011-11-26 11:19

      100 THUMBS UP!!!!!

      Johncarlos ? Biza - 2011-11-26 17:46

      Most of the top 10 most corrupt nations are not in Africa.

      Ettiene - 2011-11-27 06:04

      Let those without colour throw the first stones. Hell is still "Reserved for whites!"

  • Shirley - 2011-11-26 12:44

    Stephencas: WTF?

  • George - 2011-11-26 13:07

    This has been going on for so long now, if found guilty these people should be criminally charged and banned from cricket for life. What is it with our country that there is so much corruption wherever there is money involved? Set an example for once.

  • Sihle - 2011-11-26 13:12

    i dont understand why you idiots are slamming nyoka.you complain about corruption n when someone exposes it he gets crucified,all of you are just dumb..really

      Shirley - 2011-11-26 14:11

      He didnt expose it!!!! If he had of this would of been sorted ages ago!!!

      Shirley - 2011-11-26 15:04

      NO hes dumb-he got caught!

  • Madulla - 2011-11-26 13:22

    Not only is Majola being exposed as a thief, but the CSA Board Of Directors are shown as being a bunch of corrupt thugs as well. Aiding, abetting and protecting Majola from scrutiny for his blatant thievery. One look at the Board, which is here - www.cricket.co.za/csa_board_directors.aspx - leaves one wondering who this motley crew of criminals actually are. Do any of Majola's accomplices have a CV that includes actually playing the game at any high level? Hang your heads in shame, board members, you have failed miserably in your duties of putting the game first and eliminating this blatant fraud. And as for Ali Bacher, the less said the better. He went after Hansie Cronje with a passion. If Bacher were to display the same outrage, then he would openly and vociferously demand that Majola resign immediately.

      Van - 2011-11-27 04:58

      Ali Bacher will not say a word. This is all his cronies. They might split on him.

  • Winsome - 2011-11-27 08:04

    Where is Ali Bacher in all this? He publicly humiliated Hansie - made sure he was kicked out of the game - and is ominously quiet now. Is he also getting a bonus? I hope he is as ashamed as he made Hansie feel - if he is human enough. Other cricketers at the same time in other countries were fined etc - but still allowed to play cricket - Hansie was crucified by A Bacher.

  • Winsome - 2011-11-27 08:06

    I hope this man is a whistle blower for the right reasons. And I hope Ali Bacher is caught out too.

  • chris.khanye - 2011-11-28 00:58

    Spousal abuse, child abuse, violent crime including rape, corruption - some of the most contagious South African plagues.

  • Jody - 2011-11-28 10:49

    And the demise of SA continues............................................................................................

  • William - 2011-11-28 14:40

    CSA rotten to the core!! These guys deserve to be behind bars, not on the board of CSA. No wonder our cricket is in the toilet thanks to these guys!! I hope they all get put away!!!

  • Vic - 2011-11-29 14:03

    Ali Bacher (should Ali Barba & the 40 thieves)...don't you remember he got pd something like R5M bonus,after the ODI World Cup was held in SA a few years ago.He also loved to continue to be referred to as "Dr" & everybody called him "Doc".This of course is quite ridiculous,because although he was a qualified medical practitioner,he stopped practicing in this field SO long ago,I'm sure he's forgotten all he learnt at medical school.!Qualified medical practitioners are entitled to use the title "Dr",whilst practicing in that field.So...,unless someone actually earns a Doctorate, they are NOT entitled to use the title,when no longer in the medical field.There are now SO many people having the title "Dr" attached to themselves in SA,it's a BIG joke---"honorary doctorates" don't give one entitlement to be referred to as "Dr" either.! Sorry guys, but this is something that really BUGS me big-time.!!Yes,Ali Bacher sure is also a big scum-bag.Nyoka, to the best of my knowledge,is still in medical practice & he IS the whistle-blower here & I don't believe he's in any way culpable/guilty himself of any wrong-doing.Amazing that BIGGEST THIEF & SCUMBAG of all,Majola says he no longer has that bonus money available to return to CSA.!!Where the hell has it gone to, along with all the other money he's (wrongly) received.Unless something is properly sorted out very soon & sponsors can be persuaded to return to CSA, ther won't be any money left to run the sport, pay the players etc etc.Vic

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