SARU boss breaks promise

2014-08-12 09:06
Oregan Hoskins (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has reportedly broken a confidentiality clause after CEO Jurie Roux was shown a forensic report which implicates him in fraud.

According to Tuesday's Beeld, this comes after SARU president Oregan Hoskins promised not to show the report, which belongs to the University of Stellenbosch, to any party.

The university had requested the forensic investigation after suspicious transactions between the Maties Rugby Club and the university were found.

Roux was earlier investigated by the Scorpions for possible fraud which stems from his days as chairperson of the Maties Rugby Club. He was also the university's senior director of finance and asset management.

It is reported that SARU had asked the university for a transcript of the forensic report. It was decided that the report would become known to SARU, but that it would not be shown to anyone else.

In an e-mail to SARU, the university expressed its dissatisfaction after the report was apparently shown to Roux.

Hoskins said SARU take the allegations against Roux very seriously and they will give him the opportunity to explain the allegations against him.

Hoskins said his lawyers advised him to hand over the report to Roux's lawyers.

The allegations against Roux are believed to be the
unlawful financing of rugby players' class fees.

Roux has been the CEO of SARU since 2010.

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