Majola 'disappointed' in media

2011-08-04 17:19

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola says he respects the process currently being conducted, following the release of the initial KPMG report on CSA’s finances.

KPMG was called in to carry out a forensic audit of Cricket South Africa after repeated allegations that R68 million was missing from the organisation. The audit findings showed that no money is missing from CSA.

However, he believes a number of facts are not evident in current news reports about this process.

“Unfortunately now that the forensic audit result has proven as untrue the allegations of missing millions that were published and printed in many newspapers, there is an attempt to deflect attention from these false claims that led to the audit. The audit was never about the amounts paid to the CEO as my remuneration is not secret and is published in CSA’s Annual Report,” said Majola

Majola says when questions were asked about the bonus he received, he voluntarily paid back the bonus he had been awarded.

After CSA investigated the matter, the bonus was then repaid to Majola.

Majola believes there have been attempts by those who leaked the report to create the impression that the bonus amount quoted was paid in one financial year.

“The amount has been bundled together to create the impression of an excessive bonus, leaving out the special circumstances of hosting two international events, the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Champions Trophy, and that the amounts were paid in two separate financial years.

Majola says he is “deeply disappointed” that there have been media attempts to change the focus of the KPMG audit after no missing millions were found.

He says he has always acted in the best interests of CSA and will continue to do so in future.

“I ask those who are repeating the new round of allegations to ask themselves why they are not paying attention to the fact that the millions they had reported were missing are in fact not missing? I accept the KPMG recommendations to tighten the reporting procedure, which were also highlighted by the Khan Commission,” said Majola.

The county’s cricket chief feels everyone should respect the current process undertaken by SASCOC and await the final findings and recommendations.


  • OLIBO - 2011-08-04 17:35

    Why is it so difficult for leaders in SA to admit when they have done something wrong, even if it was not illegal, and bow out to protect the integrity of the organisation? "Majola says when questions were asked about the bonus he received, he voluntarily paid back the bonus he had been awarded. After CSA investigated the matter, the bonus was then repaid to Majola." What does this mean? Why did he "voluntarily pay back the bonus" if there was no wrong doing on his part? In the interest of cricket and CSA, Majola must resign.

  • JHF - 2011-08-04 17:39

    Majola, why only give the bonus back when questioned? You did not question yourself, or did you? It was only when questions were asked that the bonus were paid back. This jusifies a full investigation.

  • AA - 2011-08-04 17:42

    Just admit it, you are a thief like all your friends in government.

  • Biko Lives - 2011-08-04 17:56

    This should give us enough amunition to close those publication like City Press and News 24 who day in and day out spread lies and promoting an imperialist propaganda that seeks to undermine black leadership! We are appealling to our leaders in parliament to fast track the rubber stamping of info-bill and MAT! Furthermore this should illustrate why we should not remove that clause that leads to the naming, shaming and jailing journalists and their editors who spread lies!!

      Grant - 2011-08-04 18:37

      F@#k off you idiot!

      Goddok - 2011-08-04 18:43

      Racist !

      Curveball - 2011-08-04 18:49

      News flash - you are dead. Secondly, an impartial forensic audit found him guilty of gross misconduct. The media merely reported on it and now you want to shoot the messenger. Let me guess, if you don't hear about it, then it didn't happen. You reason like a two year old.

      JHF - 2011-08-04 20:26

      Hallo???? Is this not the media you use to spread your communist message? If someone is corrupt, the media has to let YOU and the rest in SA to know about this. Do you for one moment think the president or any minister will tell tell the public? Perhaps you might not be interested - then don't comment.

      v3 - 2011-08-04 20:27

      You are the strongest argument that blacks are stupid and an embarrassment to your race and country. Steve Biko would despise you. He believed in the truth.

      buzz - 2011-08-05 08:48

      Ja Biko, you should shut down twitter and facebook too, bloody imperialists!

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-04 18:01

    It is so strange that these skelems who were given high posts by their ANC buddies all blame the media when the media discloses their corrupt dealings

      Eric West - 2011-08-04 18:13

      Not only are they given posts that they do not deserve, but they are a protected species. And, when caught out, they get promoted!

  • FIGHT4FAIRSA - 2011-08-04 18:19

    Biko lives - just thinking that you may be an embarassment to the man himself???? No matter what the outcome the dark cloud will always hang over majola's head - for a man to have millions paid to him in bonuses whilst the rest of the cricket development program bleeds - shame on him. And if something I did was correct I would not bow to public pressure and return payment made to me that was reasonable, fair and above board - for goodness sake he was rapped over the knuckles for not following proper procedures and "error in judgment" ??? So when a police murderer says..."oh but I didnt quite mean to pull the trigger while pointing the gun at him....., it was an error of judgment" we should simply let him free???? Whether you like to hear it or not this country is laden with corrupt individuals and they fight tooth and nail to protect their corrupt ways because we have a president who himself has set the example to how deal with matters when you are in the wrong.....Julius is himself exploiting this...what proof do we still require - THE MEDIA I SALUTE ....apart from your mate Eric....maybe Julius will get him to right the ANCYL Newsletter - As for the Sowetan editor who quit - I SALUTE THAT MAN - HE HAS INTEGRITY , so much more than all this countries leaders put together.

      v3 - 2011-08-04 20:28

      BikoLives, Take you medication Or stop taking whatever you're on

  • Samurai Demo - 2011-08-04 19:06


  • swatcoloured - 2011-08-05 09:36

    You can see how nasty these whites get when they are not the ones to steal now we talk about a fair SA. They have robbed this county rotten but are the ones complaining about equality. Same on them. After all this was a forensic audit on 68 million not on the bonusses paid.

  • amabok - 2011-08-05 11:38

    Of course the millions are not missing...they are sitting in Majola's bank account.

  • Kok - 2011-08-05 12:16

    Dear Majola. This is how it's going in SA. Die wa word altyd voor die perde gespan. Thanks for your explanation.

  • croix - 2011-09-05 19:02

    More importantly, the public is seriously disappointed in Majola!

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