Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs say they have not had any confirmation of reports claiming team manager Bobby Motaung has been arrested for fraud.
The Hawks reportedly arrested Motaung, along with a Mpumalanga
businessman, on Wednesday in connection with the controversial
construction of the R1.2 billion Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. The venue
was built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
"The club has not received any formal confirmation of Bobby
Motaung's arrest and therefore cannot comment on the matter at this
time," a statement on Chiefs' official website read.
Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said on Wednesday: "We have arrested
two men on allegations of fraud, forgery and theft in relation to the
Mbombela Stadium construction. I can confirm one man was arrested in
Naturena and another in Cape Town. We are looking for a third person."
He then added: "This is the conclusion of the first phase of
investigations into tenders in Mpumalanga. There may be more arrests."