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Mbalula stands by CSA report

2012-03-16 11:54

Johannesburg - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday said he stood by the findings of the report on the Cricket SA bonus scandal.

"We stand by its findings and expect the full recommendations to be [implemented]," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

He was addressing the media on the findings of a ministerial committee, headed by retired judge Chris Nicholson, established to investigate the failure by CSA to take sterner action against its CEO Gerald Majola.

An external audit in 2011 found Majola had contravened sections 234, 235 and 236 of the Companies Act.

The ministerial committee also said that the CSA's board were complicit in a cover-up to protect Majola.

CSA's board of directors would meet on Saturday to discuss the Nicholson report and its recommendation to suspend Majola for 180 days, pending a disciplinary hearing.

SAPA

Comments
  • chiepner - 2012-03-16 12:00

    Well done Mbalula - if it was NOT for your intervention this entire thing would of just been swept under the carpet while cricket would of been managed into the ground by a bunch of greedy administrators.

  • Burtfred - 2012-03-16 12:19

    And so Fikile, if the CSA board don't follow your commission's recommendations, will you fire the lot of them? I hope you will.

  • Arthur - 2012-03-16 12:36

    OK, minister, you've done a great job on this scandal up until now. Lets see it followed through with dismissal. This Majola clown is discredited along with all the other leeches who have egos the size of small countries and contribute a fat zero to CSA.

  • Derk - 2012-03-16 12:50

    I would move to see what else is under that carpet

      Paul - 2012-03-16 13:06

      You're not scared of snakes?

  • Hertzel - 2012-03-16 13:21

    .....I still believe The Judge failed to spell out that Unions are responsible for Majola still hanging around....only Northerns voted against Majola whilst The Free State abstained.....what does this say about corporate governance in those other Unions ..??????

  • Paul - 2012-03-16 15:05

    I encourage the minister to put his foot down and make sure whatever recommendations by the commission are implemented for the betterment of cricket. The law should take its course and those who have enriched themselves dishonestly must be removed cricket.

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