Majola objection turned down

2012-05-28 09:49

Johannesburg - Suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola has reportedly failed in his bid to remove John Myburgh as the independent chairperson of his disciplinary hearing.

Nicholas Preston, an associate at Glyn Marais, CSA's lawyers, told Business Day on Monday they expected further possible delays to the process after Majola's objection was turned down.

"We anticipate there may be more technical points raised as we get closer to the hearing," Preston was quoted as saying.

Craig Watt-Pringle, the chairperson of the Johannesburg Bar Council's governing body, said he appointed Myburgh in line with recommendations made by a ministerial inquiry chaired by retired judge Chris Nicholson.

According to the Nicholson report the chairperson should be "chosen by the chairperson of the society of advocates", but does not specify which society.

"There are a number of societies of advocates, but if you interpret the Nicholson report to mean Johannesburg, then it can only be me (who should appoint the chairperson)," Watt-Pringle told the newspaper.

"The point taken by Mr Majola's lawyers is, because the report doesn't say the Johannesburg Society of Advocates, they interpret it to mean the General Council of the Bar," he said.

He added that Gerrit Pretorius, chairperson of the General Council of the Bar, had endorsed Myburgh's appointment.

Majola was suspended in March after R4.7 million in bonuses were paid to CSA staff without clearance from the board or the remuneration committee.


  • Bryan - 2012-05-28 10:10

    Majola.. You are a corrupt thief and clearly looking for a way out of the corner you have placed yourself in.., Greedy pig!!!

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-05-28 11:45

      Why does it take so long, and cost so much, to get rid of a thief? It has been proved that the bonuses were unauthorised, fire him and recover the money. If he has a problem, let the CCMA handle it!

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-05-28 11:46

      And don't forget to charge him in the criminal courts !

  • aniel.soma - 2012-05-28 10:11

    oh - playing for time again

  • Loo - 2012-05-28 10:18

    MAJOLA . .just get the hell out of there ,, You know and we know your ethics is up to BS. Geeez ,, why do all the guilty that got off lightly believe they're one step away from redemption .. come off it .. If he was charged he would not even have tried to go for gold.

  • colin.dovey - 2012-05-28 10:26

    What a pathetic display - the last time I saw this obviously guilty person (not man) was when he was crying on TV......good candidate for the down market Generations soapie....not Isidingo though - his acting is too amateurish for that :-)

  • Erich - 2012-05-28 10:31

    One thing about Mr M - he never gives up.

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-05-28 10:43

    Majola, You've been "caught out".. Now return the money you stole and F@ck Off.

  • jannes.duplooy - 2012-05-28 17:22

    if he was guilty they would have charged him a long time ago - but they can't thats why they are also playing for time

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