Mbalula weighs in on CSA row

2011-06-16 07:50
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo)
The minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Fikile Mbalula has directed his special advisor to convene an urgent meeting with Cricket South Africa with a view to getting a report on the progress of the investigation into CSA and in the light of recent media reports on irregular allocation of bonuses to some staff members.

Tubby Reddy, Chief Executive Officer of South Africa’s controlling sports body, SASCOC, on Wednesday fully endorsed the ministry’s decision regarding the matter.

Reddy confirmed that SASCOC had met with officials from Cricket SA in Johannesburg in the wake of reports alleging a fresh bonus scandal at CSA.

“We met with Cricket SA and they made a presentation to us. We engaged with them on a preliminary level to open channels and seek transparency on the subject. We are however not in a position to make any pronouncements on the matter but we look forward to meeting them further and follow due process,” Reddy said afterwards.

Mbalula’s requested his special advisor Max Fuzani to express his dismay at Cricket South Africa’s violation of an agreement reached between the ministry and Cricket SA on the need for:

1. Cricket SA not to use the media as a platform to launch attacks and counter attacks based on the current saga bedevilling Cricket SA, it’s leadership and management.
2. Cricket SA Board to give the external investigation process currently being conducted by KPMG a chance and create favourable conditions for all concerned in the investigation to part take without fear or favour.
3. Cricket SA to put the game of Cricket, the interests of  players and of the Cricket loving South African public ahead of their own personal and sectional interest.

Various media reports had alleged that bonus payments to CSA chief executive Gerald Majola, chief financial officer Nassei Appiah and brand and communications manager Kass Naidoo had benefited from improperly-awarded bonuses.

“It is in the interest of everyone to ensure that any processes are above board and fair and we engaged with Cricket SA in this regard. However, we are not in a position to comment any further until further follow up – and after doing so we will be making public our findings and observations,” Reddy added.

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