Hawks investigating CSA

2012-04-14 07:52

Cape Town - The Hawks' specialised commercial crime unit is investigating possible criminal charges of fraud and corruption against Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola.

McIntosh Polela, a Hawks spokesperson, told Die Burger they are investigating the whole of CSA and its employees, which includes Majola.

Polela says the investigation started long before the Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula, ordered a commission of inquiry into CSA's finances after the apparent misappropriation of some R4,7m bonuses paid out to CSA staff after the country's hosting of the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Majola received a bonus of R1,8m but never revealed it to CSA's executive council.

The CSA board in March this year suspended Majola for one year on full pay after the commission of inquiry, led by retired retired judge Chris Nicholson, found that Majola was the dominant force in the allocation of bonuses. Majola was found to have breached the Companies Act at least four times.

Polela says they started with their inquiry after former CSA president, Mtutuzeli Nyoka, made them aware of possible fraud and corruption within the governing body. It is believed that there is a longstanding feud between Nyoka and Majola.

When Mbalula ordered a commission of inquiry, the Hawks stood back to allow the Nicholson inquiry to complete its investigation.

The Hawks then continued with their investigation when Nicholson made the findings of the inquiry public on 9 March.


  • bluzulu - 2012-04-14 08:07

    Arrest all perpetrators of crime within the CSA, Thanks SAPS.

      Raymond - 2012-04-14 08:17

      Yes,I agree,there are too many fat cat thieves across the board getting off scott free while poor people are still living in appalling conditions.Fraud and corruption has got to come to an end.

  • Justice - 2012-04-14 08:39

    about time....

  • anoldl - 2012-04-14 08:47

    Majola shud jst confess nd safe Cricket South Africa nd the government time nd money. You knw wat u did was wrong, thts why u didn't mention the bonus issue to the cricket board. So evry1's sake, pls confess nd face the concequences.

  • Roy - 2012-04-14 09:17

    Not certain why the Hawks is going to investigate this crook and possibly the others too. They were basically found guilty by Judge Chris Nicholson so this is proof enough to punish them. They should all be made to pay back all the money plus the interest and then told never to be part of any cricket in South Africa again. They should also hand in any privileges which gave them access to see cricket free.

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