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FIFA's Valcke SA citizen

2012-06-29 09:04

Johannesburg - FIFA official Jerome Valcke has become a South African citizen, The Times reported on Friday.

It quoted home affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa as saying Valcke was granted citizenship on June 15.

"The reasons are for his contribution towards South Africa hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup and the development of football in the country. He is also married to a South African citizen."

Mamoepa said the granting of citizenship to Valcke was not unusual.

"It has been granted to sportsmen as well," he said, referring to Zimbabwe-born Springbok rugby player Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira and Pakistani-born Protea cricketer Imran Tahir.

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Comments
  • luke.sportify - 2012-06-29 09:24

    WTF?

      wesleywt - 2012-06-29 12:48

      There are many European immigrants in South Africa. In Stellenbosch, the Germans don't even bother to learn English, there are so many.

  • joanne.nozipho - 2012-06-29 09:48

    He really deserved it.congrat....mr valke.frm meshack penisele

  • Advocatus.Diabolis - 2012-06-29 09:56

    Quickest way to SA citizenship...Appear on TV before making your application!!!

  • albert.viljoen - 2012-06-29 10:11

    He will pay less tax. :-)

      albert.viljoen - 2012-06-29 10:12

      The French are increasing the tax on wealthy people ....

  • Geoff - 2012-06-29 10:31

    My wife, married to an SA citizen and having lived in SA for over 30 years cannot get SA citizenship. Our two kids are SA citizens. For fours we have been back and forth with Home Affairs but still no joy. WTF!

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-06-29 12:09

      they don't care brother...

  • millionwatts1 - 2012-06-29 10:31

    How about Sep Blatter? lol.

  • Molefi Livos Mohlokoana - 2012-06-29 10:55

    I need Zimbabwean citizenship...

      Gerald - 2012-06-29 11:29

      For Application forms phone 0116462000

  • skhona.luswazi - 2012-06-29 12:22

    Where is Mr Valcke Original From?anyone Know

  • lanre.beckley.9 - 2012-06-29 17:01

    And what's the joy in becomin SA citizen? Addin numbers to the poor?

  • joe.ndlovu.16 - 2012-06-29 18:01

    As long u are rich u will never suffer.we are failling to help our african brothers and sisters but we go and help somebody from overseas WAF is that sssss

  • neo.mokhonoane - 2012-06-30 21:56

    We are now given another victory on the silver platter, Mr Jerome Valcke is now our new mokgwenyana. The FIFA secretary. Does it mean that RSA is now having full voting rights @ FIFA's top 5/6 ?

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