Pretoria - There is a prima facie case that Cricket SA chief executive officer Gerald Majola had failed to disclose bonuses given to him and other staff members, retired judge Chris Nicholson said on Friday.
“The committee is of the view that there is a prima facie case that Majola contravened sections 234, 235 and 236 of the Companies Act,” Nicholson told reporters in Pretoria.
“We believe there is a prima facie case of non-disclosure concerning the bonuses and irregularities with regard to the travel and other costs.”
Majola’s contract provides for suspension with pay for up to 180 days pending the conclusion of a disciplinary inquiry.
Therefore the committee recommended that the board should consider this, said Nicholson.
“It would be in Majola’s own interests to give him time to prepare his defence, unfettered by his normal duties,” he said.
Majola was the dominant force in the allocation of bonuses and not former chief financial officer Don McIntosh, Nicholson said.
Nicholson was releasing the findings of the inquiry into CSA.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula appointed the inquiry in November 2011 to investigate CSA's failure to implement certain recommendations by auditing firm KPMG.
A KPMG report found bonus payments of R4.5 million to CSA chief executive Gerald Majola, former CSA chief operating officer Don McIntosh, and other CSA employees, had been kept secret from the federation's remuneration committee.
It also found that Majola had breached the Companies Act at least four times.
The committee received written and oral submissions from current and former CSA staff, and the public over three months.
It adjourned at the end of January to compile its report.