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Majola guilty on all charges

2012-10-17 18:51

Johannesburg - Suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola was found guilty on all charges in his disciplinary hearing on Wednesday, the Eyewitness News website reported.

The charges include accepting bonuses, not properly declaring them and misconduct around the use of travel funds.

Cricket SA's lawyer Nicholas Preston said Majola was invited to appeal the charges.

“He did not appear. We will proceed with all evidence on sanctions and we will have an outcome on Friday.”

Majola last week withdrew from the disciplinary hearing, and took his case to the Labour Court instead, claiming the process which brought about the hearing was not legal.

He was referring to an independent inquiry, headed by retired judge Chris Nicholson and commissioned by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

The Nicholson inquiry found Majola had breached the Companies' Act by authorising R4.7m in bonuses to be paid to CSA staff without clearance from the CSA board or remuneration committee.

Nicholson also recommended Majola be suspended and given time to prepare his defence before a disciplinary hearing.

Majola had initially been cleared of any wrongdoing by the CSA board after internal investigations took place but various stakeholders, including sponsors, were not satisfied until Mbalula instigated an independent probe.


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Comments
  • sminx.r.mandla - 2012-10-17 18:55

    Fire this guy already, dammit!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-17 19:00

      Just another crook involved in sports management... SARU, SASCOC, CSA, FIFA... need I go on?

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-10-17 19:05

    Da! why did he just not quite and apologize? who really thought he was not guilty?

  • morne.nortier.98 - 2012-10-17 19:18

    How did CSA clear him initially? Is there no accountability in our sports governing bodies?

  • gareth.vorster.9 - 2012-10-17 19:59

    Make him give the money back and then put it towards a township sports development programme.

  • gary.clark.376 - 2012-10-17 20:17

    Nothing will happen to him, its th SA way..

  • tsyfert - 2012-10-17 20:51

    Another one of Malema's buddys sien sy gat !

  • mdu.s.khumalo - 2012-10-17 21:38

    How was he cleared of all charges in the first place, who is responsible for that mess?

  • hein.huyser - 2012-10-17 21:58

    Fine results by these deployed cadres. The sooner it stops, the sooner the rot will stop.

  • alwyn.schlebusch.5 - 2012-10-17 22:06

    Who wrote this article with all the spelling and grammar errors? Must a be a friend of Majola.....

  • madulla.nkosi - 2012-10-17 23:59

    Of course he's guilty!! A few million times over!! And now..... he's too much of a coward to face up to his crimes. How is it even possible that this midget was appointed as CEO in the first place? Run Majola, run, while you still have a slim chance. You are digging a hole so deep that you'll never see daylight again. Honest....

  • ayub.sayed.750 - 2012-10-18 07:33

    Actually he did what Bacher and co did a few years back but was not as clever as those guys to get away with it...

      mark.bredenkamp - 2012-10-18 12:20

      Ayub - your Racism is showing. Bacher gave thirty years service to cricket administration in this country. He recieved a pension payout of R5 million. It was totally above board and approved by CSA.. Your comment has nothing do to do with the fact that Bacher is white and jewish, has it? Would you have made the same comment if Bacher was indian and muslim?

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-10-18 07:39

    Guilty? Yes. Retired rich? Yes. Free to go unpunished ? Yes. Huge job in government waiting for him? Yes. Just watch this space. Hy het nie sy gat Geisel nie. Viva Africa viva

  • John - 2012-10-18 08:35

    The coconut, the Jewdis. What a nerve, your white masters (puppeteers) tried to protect you but the people got you anyway. Thank you minister Fikile, now hopefully we can clean up the rest of the sport.

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-10-18 10:46

    Now like his cadre Gideon Sam, and Cheryl Carolus what next top position will he be awarded??????

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-10-18 10:47

    John Fikili is just as bad!!!! spending millions of rands on parties, lunches etc.

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