Majola set to face the music

2011-12-04 15:02

Johannesburg - Two key figures in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) bonus saga will face a ministerial inquiry when the committee meets in Pretoria for the third and final week starting on Monday.

Former CSA audit committee chairman Colin Beggs will begin proceedings with his presentation on Monday morning, and CSA CEO Gerald Majola, the last person scheduled to face the committee, will appear on Wednesday.

Beggs, who first pointed out that CSA staff had been paid undeclared bonuses, had called for an external audit into CSA's finances, along with former remuneration committee (Remco) chairman Paul Harris and former finance committee chairman Hentie van Wyk.

The trio was voted off the board, and after former CSA president Mtutuzeli Nyoka also called for an external investigation, he was handed a vote of no confidence.

Nyoka won a court case and was reinstated in May, but was ousted again in October.

Harris and Nyoka were among those who faced the committee in the first week of the inquiry, along with another former CSA Remco chairman, Thandeka Mgoduso.

Last week CSA appeared twice before the committee, with members of the Khan commission, which had cleared Majola of any serious offence after an internal audit, standing up in support of the CSA chief executive.

Former CSA chief operations officer Don McIntosh and SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) CEO Tubby Reddy also appeared before the committee last week.

Majola has refrained from commenting on the bonus saga, but is expected to be grilled by the commission, chaired by Judge Chris Nicholson, which will report back to the sports ministry.


  • goyougoodthing - 2011-12-04 15:53

    They should all be in jail.

  • Larry - 2011-12-04 16:07

    Only two? I would imagine that the lot of them, including all the people who protested Majola's innocence (Cass Naidoo included), should be sacked and possibly charged. All the funds illegally paid, should be confiscated and returned.

  • Atholl - 2011-12-04 16:28

    Mafiosa Geraldo de Majola has a clear pattern of conduct :: ... get 'elected' on a 'no-skill ticket' - get the key to the safe - then set about the greenbacks: Whistle blower (WB) Beggs -- chop fingers off WB Harris - chop toes off WB v Wyk - chop elbows off WB Nyoka - chop knees off WB Mgoduso - chop legs de Majola de Gerald must think that he's irreplaceable - and he's right nobody with a cricket background can fill his mafiosa shoes ... apparently even the sports minister was threatened with his life ?? ... the sports minister will have the opportunity to do his own chopping

  • Madulla - 2011-12-04 17:54

    The midget, Majola, will finally get his spot in the limelight. CSA's own 'little dictator' will certainly be facing the music. All indications so far lean towards him facing questions that certainly won't be music to his ears. He will have to explain his 'orchestral manoeuvres in the dark'. He can also tell us why he those who questioned his dishonesty were voted off the board. And, Majola, feeble excuses like not knowing you were committing a crime is simply not acceptable because it then means that you are incompetent. It also means that the R1.8 million salary that you pay yourself is wholly undeserved because you are not fit to hold the position of CEO. I don't think that you "live for cricket". I think that, like a parasite, you "live off cricket". It is also blatantly obvious that you don't follow CSA's code of business ethics.

  • champ.bopape - 2011-12-05 20:07

    I always had a premonition that a vote of no confidence against some high ranking figures were nothing but a strategy to conceal truth. I'd like all those who orchestrated the vote of no confidence strategies to be investigated too, because it appears to me that they too have something to hide.

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