Majola: Nyoka is a snake

2011-12-11 21:59

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola has for the first time lashed out publicly against Mtutuzeli Nyoka, who was dismissed as CSA president in October after a bitter feud between the two.

Nyoka has been involved in a long-standing dispute with CSA and especially Majola. He threatened to blow the lid on corruption in cricket, calling for an independent inquiry into bonuses paid to 40 CSA staff members last year.

He was then fired in February but CSA was told to reinstate him after a court judgment found he was unlawfully dismissed. He was again axed in October this year.

Majola last week admitted in front of a commission of inquiry into CSA's finances that he failed to disclose a R1,8 million bonus he received after South Africa's hosting of the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL).

"Maybe it was a mistake to keep quiet for so long because through the eyes of the cricket public I was already guilty the first time Nyoka ran to the media," Majola told the Rapport newspaper.

"He has targeted me for years now. When he was still president of the Gauteng Cricket Board, he called me a buffoon and said I was against transformation.

"He is a snake like his surname (in Zulu) says and only he will know why he said all those things," said Majola.
Majola also lashed out against the country's former cricket boss, Ali Bacher. He claims in Sunday's Rapport that Bacher is a liar who also received millions of rands in bonuses and that Bacher is still being "supported" by CSA.


  • Steenbra - 2011-12-11 22:03

    This oke is like a rat in a corner!!!!

      Mike - 2011-12-12 07:47

      Until this bafoon resigns from all cricket bodies, dont support cricket. Dont go to any venue. Watch the cricket on T.V. Please tell everyone not to support cricket at the venues. He is like a JuJU a thieving swine

      Squeegee - 2011-12-12 07:54

      Cricket has already lost its sponsors - the current series is again unsponsored. Fire the lot of them and find willing volunteers to run the show until cricket is trusted again.

  • Marius - 2011-12-11 22:27

    snake, rat, buffoon. Sounds like a zoo.

      Peter - 2011-12-12 06:48

      Even a zoo wouldnt take them, straight to the sewerage pit, that is all they are fit for

  • Shoe - 2011-12-11 22:29

    Hhahaha...nyoka is a snake, like his surname says the Bafoon. LOL!!!

  • mninawa - 2011-12-11 22:39

    dude, i learn that if they want you out, you will be out.. just pack your bags and go after the trail.. continue with your farm,taxi business,bus or whatever or may be macDonald like others

  • Peter - 2011-12-11 22:53

    Goodness me MR Majola! control yourself! You are supposed to be the CEO of a high profile sport, not the disgruntled, disaffected Head Boy of some obscure grammar school! How can we support CSA with this sort of puerile diatribe being spewed out?

  • colin.dovey - 2011-12-11 22:56

    Ali Bacher is the wrong man to accuse...he came onto Radio 702 last week and explained the circumstances of his pension bonus payout, instigated by, and agreed to legitimately by the board of CSA, for approx 25 years of service. What this man appears to be doing is just to drag other innocent parties down with him. It is LAUGHABLE that a man put into this job should claim a lack of knowledge of the Companies Act. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse for apparently unlawful behaviour.

  • adrien.mcguire - 2011-12-11 23:28

    majola is a first class chop. It is funny that he seems to be the only one that thinks he is innocent. He has damaged cricket enough, it is time for him to go, but only after he has repaid his ill gotten gains.

  • champ.bopape - 2011-12-11 23:31

    Word of caution to all involved!! If you know you are right, there is no point in vilifying your opponent, because the truth will fight the battle for you, hence “... and the truth will set you free”. The moment you opt for degradation route, you lose your reputation and everything you say henceforth will only be without influence. That is, you will lose the battle before it is over. Mr Nyoka’s surname has nothing to do with it, because alas, "Majola" in Sesotho means he who fornicates. So, honourable, let’s leave the calling of names aside and stick to the terms of reference.

      colin.dovey - 2011-12-12 08:33

      Interesting understanding is that he translated Nyoka's name into it may just follow that many have been tempted to do the same. If you have studied NLP, and reading of body language, Majola's would have told people a lot already. In the end, we must all rise above the assassination of personalties....WHOEVER they may be, and WHATEVER they may or, may not have done. The ONLY winner or loser must be SA Cricket and sport in general, and I suspect that our cricket is taking a heavy, undeserved battering right now.

  • Christo - 2011-12-11 23:46

    Ou ou storie Majola nie so nie? As dit te warm word in die kombuis dan deflekteer ons, lei ons die aandag af van onsself. Eers was dit Bacher nou is die NYoka maar nooit nee nooit is dit Majola nie. Side bets - die CSA gaan niks doen nie ongeag NIcholson se bevindings.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-11 23:50

    Mote mekaar.

  • kevin.rack - 2011-12-12 04:33

    Corruption in cricket, imagine that. Next thing they will say players are taking money to throw games. LOL

  • bonginkosik - 2011-12-12 05:47

    and you Mr.Majola you're a Python.

  • Milton Chinogwenya - 2011-12-12 05:48

    Of course u are right Mr.Majola. Snake in Shona language is NYOKA. I dont know if you meant to translate, if so, u were 100% correct.

      Kevin Nicklin - 2011-12-12 06:21

      Ha ha I was thinking the exact same thing. Anopenga shumwari!

  • Roy - 2011-12-12 05:48

    Majola is one BIG "maaifoedie" because now he is turning on his "friend" who he calls a snake. Does this guy for one minute think that anything that comes out of his mouth is going to be believed? Hope that Judge Nicholson and the Minister of Sport takes note of what this "CEO" is saying and hopefully they will see him for what he is "A BIG FAT LIAR"

  • Dennis - 2011-12-12 06:01

    And this is how a CEO behaves Gerald ? Your lack of class is showing !!

  • Larry - 2011-12-12 06:11

    Its a nest of vipers and Majola is the King Cobra. Lying Thieving Crook, blaming everyone else.

      Peter - 2011-12-12 06:45

      Majola you are so low that you could parachute out of a snakes arse, there is nothing lower than this

  • Rashaad Hendricks - 2011-12-12 06:44

    Seems he is determined to not go down alone no matter the detrimental affect he is having on an already very tarnished south african cricket image. Kind of proves he was always in it for the money. Not a trait we need in our sport administrators

  • J.D. - 2011-12-12 06:44

    Ag the whole saga just prove again what is already known..Single cell brains lack of integrity values and principles of the biggest part of society.Disgusting stuff.

  • Sithulile Ngwevela - 2011-12-12 07:01

    Well Mr Majola, i'll have you know that in the Xhosa language, Majola is a snake too....look it up

  • Roy - 2011-12-12 07:49

    Read this article on News.24. What does Gerald Majola know about cricket?He does not know talent from a bar of soap!The only thing he sees is money (I added this)and the color of a players skin. Makes one think doesn't it.

  • Clarence - 2011-12-12 08:31

    Hahahaha, looks like a battle of the surnames. Now lets ask him what his(Majola) means. LOL.

  • Fredster - 2011-12-12 08:39

    His name does sounds like "snake" in the Zulu language

  • vuyani.bikitsha - 2011-12-12 08:56

    This is really interesting for Mr. Majola to call Mr. Nyoka a snake, because majola is also a snake- a totem for the Mpondomise clan. Does he know that? So who is a snake here, Nyoka or Majola?

  • George - 2011-12-12 08:56

    what type of idiot are u Majola? U been caught with your fingers in the till, now it is everybody else's fault. Why is it that u cannot understand that what u have done is wrong? You have admitted ignorance, just flipping resign and stop trying to drag the whole cricket community with u.

  • Grant - 2011-12-12 09:32

    what is a snake in xhosa?

  • Kevin - 2011-12-12 09:50

    Wonder what the ICC is thinking about this? Dave Richardson must be a bit embarrassed to see CSA carrying on like this. Do we think Mr Majola is fighting for his position so that he can get back to bettering SA Cricket? I know for sure that is the last thing on his mind, he wants only to preserve his salary or negotiate yet another golden handshake. For the President of our National cricket body to behave like this after what he has done is not acceptable. Your ARE the weakest link Mr Majola, GOODBYE!

  • SirFGrumpy - 2011-12-12 10:14

    Strange, you lied, cried, pleaded innocence and naivety but everyone other than you are either snakes or takes. But its your hand in the cookie jar Gerald. You are the snake and the take.

  • Jody - 2011-12-12 10:18

    Majola is correct , they are both snakes.

  • ncedisam - 2011-12-12 10:20

    well his surname means snake as well stupid fool

  • Carlo Hayes - 2011-12-12 13:14

    Name calling is his only way out!

  • khutso.b - 2011-12-12 18:27

    hahaha This old men are funny..... MONEY is the SNAKE

  • phangolicious - 2011-12-12 21:59

    Strangely "Majola" also represents a snake in Xhosa .........,

      Heiku - 2011-12-13 17:16

      Not only in Xhosa but also in his actions.

  • Ben - 2012-01-11 21:06

    A spade is a spade, and Majola is a thief!

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