Nyoka fears for his life

2011-07-07 17:56
Mtutuzeli Nyoka (File)
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Mtutuzeli Nyoka is claiming that his life is at risk.

According to Stuart Hess in Thursday's Mercury, Nyoka made this statement shortly after returning to South Africa from Hong Kong where he attended the International Cricket Council's Annual General Meeting.

"It wasn't a specific threat, but I was made aware by two different sources that my security is at risk in terms of my own life,” Nyoka told The Star on Wednesday.

"I was briefed before I went to Hong Kong about securing my own bags so that no illegal substances could be put into them.

"What really widened my eyes was that these were two sources, independent of each other, but who both gave me the same information."

Nyoka did not reveal who these sources were, simply describing them as "official institutions in the country", and that they had informed him that he could be the target of a "botched hijacking".

Nyoka has been involved in a long-standing dispute with CSA. He threatened to blow the lid on corruption in cricket, calling for an independent inquiry into bonuses paid to 40 CSA staff members last year.

He was then fired in February but CSA was told to reinstate him after a court judgment found he was unlawfully dismissed.

However, Nyoka does not believe this could be the reason for him being threatened. "I can't think that it is anything about what I've been asking about Cricket South Africa's finances," said Nyoka.

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