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Boxing boss accused of fraud

2014-06-29 12:54
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Johannesburg - South Africa’s boxing boss Loyiso Mtya has landed himself in hot water after a disgruntled employee accused him of corruption, fraud and abuse of power.

According to the Sunday Times, Mtya, who calls himself the “godfather”, is accused of taking kickbacks from promoters and other license holders.

In an affidavit, a whistleblower states that Mtya, the acting CEO of Boxing South Africa, accepts money to make things happen - even for fights to happen or boxers to be rated. He is also accused of falsifying records of novice female boxers so as to make them look more experienced, and of having had a relationship with a female ring official.

Mtya, however, denies the allegations and says there is a smear campaign to oust him.

This is not the first time the spotlight has fallen on Mtya. In 2011, he was suspended from his position as acting CEO of the body. At the time, Mtya confirmed his suspension, but reasons for the move were not divulged.

Mtya was initially appointed spokesperson of BSA but he later became director of operations and successfully drove BSA's Baby Champs, a four-round development programme, which unearthed hidden talents around the country.

Mtya, who hails from Mdantsane in East London, is a former professional boxer, commentator, promoter, trainer and manager.

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