CSA inquiry: Majola hid bonus

2012-03-09 11:42

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive officer Gerald Majola was the dominant force in the allocation of bonuses, retired judge Christopher Nicholson said on Friday.

There was "overwhelming evidence" that it was Majola and not former CSA chief operating officer Don McIntosh, Nicholson told reporters in Pretoria.

This was the opinion of the inquiry committee.

There was also a prima facie case that Majola had contravened the Companies Act, he 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 Majola, 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 inquiry 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.


  • Gerald - 2012-03-09 11:53

    Majola should get fired, prosecuted and made to pay back the bonuses with interest

      Topsy - 2012-03-09 12:06

      everyone keeps blaming smith when we don't win an icc event. look higher people at the ceo like every other organisation! i remember majola crying like a little gal pleading his innocence! back to the pavilion gerald . . . not even the DRS can save you!

      Paul - 2012-03-09 12:14

      Yeah, maybe he should go work for his buddies at Sunfoil.

      Dawood - 2012-03-09 12:35

      @ Paul thats ur racist talk now..whats Sunfoil got to do with the the way ur white buds ,McIntosh and others scored big for many years..

      Rodney - 2012-03-09 12:45

      ....... and THAT'S not racist talk Dawood?(ur white buds)...

      Bill - 2012-03-09 12:50

      Some idiot will always bring race into the discussion - a fixation of some sort????

      Gerald - 2012-03-09 12:55

      @Dawood - The way I see it, it's you who is once again playing the race card. My comments, and I am sure those of everyone else on the forum, would have been exactly the same had Majol's actions been perpetrated by a White, Indian or Coloured

      S - 2012-03-09 14:03

      Gerald, even though Majola himself and the media call it a "bonus", if you take money that you are not entitled to, it's common theft.

  • Penny - 2012-03-09 11:57

    FIRE HIM !!!

      Danie - 2012-03-09 12:50

      PUNISH HIM!!!

      Penny - 2012-03-09 12:51

      I still think mine comes first though :) Hopefully he won't be 'redeployed' like so many other ANC cadres.

      John - 2012-03-10 05:21

      Yeah, like in necklace

  • nhla.prv - 2012-03-09 11:59

    OUT ! 1st ball ; J Majola c C Nicholson b F Mbalula ......................................0

      Penny - 2012-03-09 12:02


      Topsy - 2012-03-09 12:04

      lmao now thats funny!

      Craig - 2012-03-09 12:05

      Like your thinking but it wasn't first ball and he did not get 0. He stole a few million.

      Shannon - 2012-03-09 12:24

      Classic comment Nhla!!

      Bob - 2012-03-09 12:37

      You on the ball today dude...!

  • Daemon - 2012-03-09 12:07

    Of course he hid his his bank account. There no wrong doing here, if we had to prosecute everyone for such acts, then the entire government would no longer exist outside our Prisons

      Paul - 2012-03-09 12:17

      When there's no more distinction between right and wrong, Daemon, even the mightiest empires fall. I can tell you though, there are still a few people left in this country who are not immoral.

      Malcolm - 2012-03-09 12:30

      You're right Daemon doesn't make it right though , prosecute the bugger !

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-03-09 12:10

    And you call this Breaking News. I am sure there is other news far more interesting happening in South Africa, then one of these bloody scavenges hiding their money.

  • roberta.keeling - 2012-03-09 12:20

    Plainly said - another thief who couldn't keep his sweaty paws out of the till BEEEE candidate again!! Fire him, charge him, and lock him up. We don't need rotten apples in the beautiful sport of cricket!

  • Garth - 2012-03-09 12:24

    Is there anyone out there stupid enough to expect anything less from an anc ignorant? But typical ignorant mentality, `blame the white boy'.

  • Malcolm - 2012-03-09 12:27

    Fire him , he's tarnished the name of cricket sa forever ! No major corporations,sponsors will come on board whilst he's at the helm , If necessary he needs to be criminally charged as well & then let the asset forfeiture unit repo goods acquired as a result of his under handed dealings!!!!!Good Bye Gerald

  • Mike - 2012-03-09 12:33


  • Sylvester Mohloli - 2012-03-09 12:35

    if it was me, i wouldnt have even let it get it to the inquiry, i would have resigned and salvaged the little bit of pride i had, as it is nw, there's no way Majola is gon' get outta ths with any pride....ayi ayi ayi ppl tend to make thnking a difficult process!

  • theo.blignaut1 - 2012-03-09 12:35

    another fat cat!!!!

  • Beth - 2012-03-09 12:36

    Right, we all know Majola's guilty - what the hell are the CSA going to do about?????? Too much red tape and nonsene - fire his ass right out of there!

  • Beth - 2012-03-09 12:42

    No need for the racial slurs and insults folks. Yes, Majola is a thief and deserves nothing less than being fired and made to repay the money. However, there is good and bad in all walks of life - Hansie was a white man and he did wrong. As South Africans we need to focus on the issue (be objective) and not on the colour of a person's skins (be subjective). ... and yes, I'm waiting for the backlash, but that's just my opinion.

      Eugene - 2012-03-09 12:53

      U r right beth. Why must there always be racial remarks. Look at the crime and prosecute the culprit accordingly. A lot of people would like to see this country prosper, but to to continue with the racial slurs will just devide the citizens further, and that goes for, white, coloured, Indian or whatever race u r.

      John - 2012-03-10 05:57

      Yes but, Hansie owned up to his wrong doing and took the consequences for it. This a'hole is still hanging in there hoping for some sort of acquittal, when he knows he's in it up to his cANCer teeth.

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