Nyoka: Majola broke my trust

2011-11-25 15:23

Johannesburg - Former Cricket SA (CSA) president Mtutuzeli Nyoka revealed on Friday that he signed off on a R1 million travel allowance for CEO Gerald Majola thinking it was a salary adjustment contract.

"I read the first page and signed it... I trusted what he [Majola] was telling me," he told the sport ministry's committee of inquiry into financial affairs at CSA.

Nyoka said the contract included an allowance for Majola and his wife to travel around the world.

He said Majola had approached him at the start of 2010 for a salary adjustment, which he agreed to.

Majola then came back to him saying the adjustment had been approved by the remuneration committee and asked Nyoka to sign the document, which he did.

Majola's travel included trips with his children and a visit to Sun City for a concert, Nyoka said.

He said that to his knowledge, the CSA policy on travel allowances included only travel connected to cricket events.

The committee, chaired by Judge Chris Nicholson, was announced by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula on November 4 after a KPMG report recommended that CSA's remuneration and travel allowance policy be reviewed.

Auditors found that R4.5 million in bonuses had been kept secret from CSA's remuneration committee, with Majola breaching the Companies Act on at least four occasions.

Nyoka told the committee on Friday that Majola's "crime" was that he did not disclose any information.
He said Majola's behaviour was misleading and deceptive, and could not be blamed on naivety.

  • Breedlike - 2011-11-25 15:35

    If he is not reading and understanding the documents that he signs for, then he must not be in that position. Eish, I ded not know i mast reed!

      Grant - 2011-11-25 17:40

      It was only a million it really worthwhile reading a whole document for that?? :P

      Franklyn - 2011-11-25 19:02

      you sir are as much to blame....i didnt read it completely and i never mentioned it to anyone,it was only 1million,our comrades are misappropriating billions,,eish!

  • Phillip - 2011-11-25 15:44

    Pass the buck!!!!

  • Shirley - 2011-11-25 15:48

    The first rule before signing anything is READ IT! They are both guilty! Fire them!!!

      braamc - 2011-11-25 15:52

      Charge them criminally, must go to jail, enough of them in society already

  • Deon - 2011-11-25 15:58

    They are also supposedly a not for profit org., but Majola salary was +- R150 000 p/m, who needs bonusses then.

      Shirley - 2011-11-25 17:20

      Maybe if they spent that money fixing the infrastucture on cricket,getting better sponsors and actually caring about the sport the proteas wouldnt have such a dismal track record!

  • Larry - 2011-11-25 16:01

    The whole bunch are either crooked, or incompetent, or both. That they were defended by the provincial committes, says the same about them. The whole lot of them need to be fired and charged.

  • Theresa - 2011-11-25 16:02

    R 1 million travel allowance..Holy cr@p was he going on a world tour? They should both be charged!

  • Fred - 2011-11-25 16:10

    Who ever heard of somebody getting a bonus of three times ANNUAL SALARY? The greed and fraud in the country is truly sickening. And how did these clowns become administrators of cricket in the first place? And have these guys been taxed on these exorbitant benefits?

      Alva - 2011-11-25 21:14

      Exactly! I hope SARS is paying attention!

  • Tsholofelo - 2011-11-25 16:27

    aiyaiyaiyai...salary ajustment of up to 1m??? i think im looking for a job in wrong places...

      Alva - 2011-11-25 21:17

      The difference is you are looking for a job. These guys are just looking for the cream off the top with no honest labour!~

  • Sabiha - 2011-11-25 16:28

    Ha what a joke Nyoka is acting all innocent he knew everything he was also game in this fraud , however decided to spill the beans when he was kicked out by CSA and not given his share as promised by majola so he wants to now put Majola in hot water

      Irene - 2011-11-25 17:59

      Sabiha ~ It's more than obvious that you know nothing of either of these two men or of the timeline involved in this saga. One is a gentleman that deserves respect ie. Nyoka. Majola on the other hand is a spineless thief. Don't tar them both with the same brush. Nyoka has integrity and would NEVER be involved in anything corrupt. FYI Nyoka was kicked out (as have been a lot of other people) because he exposed Majola.

  • Thabang - 2011-11-25 16:38

    The Ruddie brothers have left their mark in South Africa,but this time the act is celebrated !!!

  • Mugwedi - 2011-11-25 16:41

    If he is competent for his position, he should have read the doc first and then sign. He knows what he is signing for, then he must also be charged

  • Kevin - 2011-11-25 17:09

    Shades of the late and unlamented Owen Horwood at the time of the Info Scandal.

  • mereki.ngaka - 2011-11-25 17:31

    Majola o jele leave b4 u loose ur raputation and for the good of the game.............

      Irene - 2011-11-25 17:59

      What reputation? The world knows he's nothing but a lying, corrupt thief.

  • Madulla - 2011-11-25 18:05

    The fascinating thing about this whole dirty saga is that Majola carries on with life as if nothing has happened. No shame! No accountability! No conscience! His salary of R1,86 million is absolutely shocking. The added R1 million travel allowance is nauseating to say the least. In the days of yesteryear, sporting officials ran their respective sport for the love of the game. In the present time of professionalism, top officials do it for one reason only and that is to milk the sport to the point of downright greed. Majola is nothing more than a marauding money mercenary, who was given the role of CEO, only because of the colour of his skin. And that is an undeniable FACT. He should do the right thing and resign. But, he is obviously bereft of any moral decency and will refuse to budge. Eventually he will be forced to vacate his position and when he does, he will do so very ungracefully.

      Shirley - 2011-11-25 18:23

      Yes bit by the he has a nice little nest egg stashed away so no finacial worries! Thats why these clowns are okay when they get caught-they have a good retirement package!

      Irene - 2011-11-25 18:25

      Sadder still is that the staff are all behind him and regard Nyoka as the bad guy! Amazing how a bit of extra on your pay cheque can make you a slave to a corrupt thief.

  • Willie - 2011-11-25 18:46

    Nyoka translated into English = Snake.

  • Alva - 2011-11-25 21:13

    Majola, what a wanker!. Who appointed him to begin with? Whoever signed his appointment letter should resign!

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