CSA board suspends Majola

2012-03-17 14:31

Johannesburg - Cricket SA (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola was suspended on Saturday, CSA board member Oupa Nkagisang said.

A unanimous decision was taken by the CSA board, who met in Johannesburg on Saturday, to suspend Majola for one year on full pay or pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing, as recommended by the Nicholson inquiry.

North West Cricket Association’s CEO Jacques Faul has been appointed CSA's acting chief executive until the outcome of the hearing.

"After lengthy deliberation, the board resolved unanimously to rescind all decisions pertaining to the findings of the Khan Commission," said Nkagisang.

Spokesperson for the board, Ray Mali, who chaired the board meeting, said Majola had applied for a leave of absence but a decision had already been taken to follow the recommendations of retired judge Chris Nicholson.

"Gerald did apply for [a leave of absence] but the CSA board felt that it was not going to grant him that,” Mali said after the board meeting.

"Hence we had already committed ourselves to the Nicholson process."

The make-up of the disciplinary inquiry will be announced on March 30 at the board's next meeting.

“It is in the best interests that the person is independent,” said Mali.


  • Shirley - 2012-03-17 15:06

    180 days on full pay plus the millions in his bank account! Then people wonder why there is so much corruption-its becuase these thieving swines know there is no real punishment. Majola showed his true character by not stepping down like the rest-a greedy grabber!

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-03-17 16:55

      365 days actually

  • Forest Gump - 2012-03-17 15:23

    Took them kong enuf

  • Shirley - 2012-03-17 15:27

    180 days on full pay? His character is shot already though-couldnt step down like the others,he had to stick it out and feed his greed! No fitting punishment=an abundance of corruption!

      Helmut - 2012-03-17 15:35

      In private business you get locked up if you get caught with your fingers in the till. In South African government posts and sports administration you get rewarded with a year's holiday, fully paid for by the tax payer! F..k the whole lot!

      Shirley - 2012-03-17 15:43

      Agree 100% Helmut. And when these clowns do get the boot they have millions stashed!

      Squeegee - 2012-03-17 17:19

      How many days in your year Shirly?

  • Georg - 2012-03-17 15:32

    When are they going to prosecute and jail these bastards with their ill-gotten gains?

      Shirley - 2012-03-17 15:43

      Probably not in our life time!

  • Stormkaap - 2012-03-17 15:52

    WTF.. ONE YEAR ON FULL PAY>>>> i would love to be suspended like that.. Sleep late no worries for a year! This is really Lekker

  • hester.ferrezuelo - 2012-03-17 16:05

    Why are we such a tootless bunch of people?? Surely this is not acceptable!! Where are the players' voices in this?? More money wasted!! I guess it all apartheids fault.

  • Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-03-17 16:06

    Can someone please get Dr Mthuthuzeli Nyoka to comment this

  • Tony - 2012-03-17 16:14

    Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Who says white collar crime does not pay? Even when you get caught you still get paid. Shocking, shocking , shocking.

  • hc12345 - 2012-03-17 16:27

    The sad thing is he will show up in one of the provinces if nothing has happened... watch this space. Please "comrades" stop looking out for each other and let us have some real justice for once.....

  • muriel.farquharson - 2012-03-17 16:36

    His suspension should be without pay, was his bonus from hosting the IPL not enough, plus other bonuses. It is people like him who bring the beautiful game of cricket into disrepute and it makes me sick.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-03-17 16:54

    What kind of punishment is a years holiday on full pay? Why is it that sporting bodies and government institutions can offer full pay to errant employees? It kind of makes it worthwhile to do something wrong. To my mind, of you suspend someone, make it for three months on half pay, if proven inocent, give then back the job and repay the other half, if guilty, "on yer bike".

  • Eileen - 2012-03-17 16:54

    Please can i have a job like this, who do send my jail record/cv to?

  • Roy - 2012-03-17 16:58

    How bloody disgusting. Would seem that in South Africa anyone can steal as much as they can,ANC only,be suspended on full pay and get away with it. Bet you he will still be able to go watch all cricket matches at no expense to himself and after the year is over will be back as CEO. God help those sponsors,any sponsor for that matter who is approached and gives money towards cricket while these crooks are in control must be CRAZY.

  • Gerda - 2012-03-17 17:13

    WOW, one full year paid holiday. Can I apply for the job?

  • Dave - 2012-03-17 17:34

    Please will all advertisers who support cricket sa pull there financial support until Gerald Mojola has left once and for all.

      Nicholas - 2012-03-17 19:03

      As Squeegee suggested we the paying/end-user should totally boycott any sponsor of cricket. Perhaps we could high-light this suggestion via FB Twitter plus any other media.

  • Thian - 2012-03-17 17:43

    This is easy to explain. Thieves protect each other at all costs. This is a perfect example why RSA has become a member of the banana gang. This is totally unacceptable in a normal society, but nothing in RSA is normal any longer. Does cricket belong to the people or to majola? How pathetic have we become.

  • Thian - 2012-03-17 17:55

    This is a clear example why South Africa is in the conditon it currently is. This thief is actually rewarded with a year paid holiday for stealing. The time has come that all honest citizens refuse to pay income tax. If anybody else does not declare income they are taken to court, their possesions are confiscated, and they may end up in jail. This does however not apply if you are ANC thief. How pathetic.

  • Peter Kimberg - 2012-03-17 18:24

    Ridiculous! Guilty of corruption and suspended with a years pay?! How did the CSA Board reach that decision? Their credibility takes a further dive.

  • Irene - 2012-03-17 18:48

    A year on holiday with full pay !! Ha-ha !! What a laugh?? Where is the punishment ??? Can I have a job there ??

  • Irene - 2012-03-17 18:53

    I wonder why our cricket grounds are so empty when we play test-match cricket !! Time to boycott each and every game !

  • Darian Gray - 2012-03-17 19:11

    Think the wording is wrong. Must be CSA board rewards Majola with a paid holiday.

  • Claude - 2012-03-17 19:49

    The minister should dissolve the CSA Board and appoint an interim one like was done for Athletics. Majola suspended for one year on full pay is just not good enough. What is being covered up?

  • smohloli - 2012-03-17 20:56

    How the hell do u follow the Nicholson process when u suspend him for a year, while the "Nicholson process" recommended 180 days??????????????????, but then again, maybemy understanding of english is flawed, we are being screwed LITERALLY!Nxi

  • Giuliana - 2012-03-17 23:09

    Gerald Majola has disgraced the Majola name. I worked with his brother Khaya in the 1990's and he was a great man who put cricket first, especially cricket development, above even his family. This episode must be deeply embarrassing for his family. I wish Gerald would have tout of his family's legacy before his bank account!

  • Charlie - 2012-03-18 12:06

    Suspended with full pay? What a load of rubbish. Does nobody have the guts to fire this thief?

  • Robsschele - 2012-03-18 13:32

    And if we do well in all our cricket he is going to share in the bonus again.

  • Robsschele - 2012-03-18 13:36

    I don't want to keep on hammering on the african culture but that's why Mugabe, Malema & others hate the western culture so much. According to western culture and protocol you are supposed to resign when you are caught out.

  • Bob - 2012-03-18 20:54


  • Archer - 2012-03-19 14:55

    What happened to the R7 million that was stolen a few years back? The financial man at CSA does not appear to have been prosecuted for this. What sort of financial controls have CSA got? I wonder if they even have monthly management accounts. The board seems to me to be totally incompetent.

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