KZN cricket apologises to Dr Nyoka

2012-03-23 12:55

The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union apologised to former Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Dr Mtutuzeli Nyoka today for “not providing the necessary support” during the cricket bonus debacle.

This followed the suspension of CSA chief executive Gerald Majola last week.

“Having noted the contents of the report, the council hereby would like to place on record its sincere apology to former CSA president Mtutuzeli Nyoka for not providing the necessary support when this issue was initially raised,” the cricket union said in a statement.

The CSA board unanimously decided to suspend Majola for a year, or pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing, as recommended by a ministerial inquiry led by retired Judge Chris Nicholson.

In a report, the inquiry recommended to Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula two weeks ago that Majola be suspended for 180 days, pending the conclusion of a disciplinary hearing, and repay the R1.75 million he received from bonus payments which were not fully declared.

Nyoka was the only dissenting voice when the undisclosed bonuses were first raised.

The CSA board last year passed two votes of no confidence against Nyoka, first in February and then in October.

He was ousted last year February after he made repeated calls for an independent inquiry into CSA’s finances and bonuses paid to staff, including Majola.

Nyoka won a case in the high court and was reinstated, and CSA agreed to an independent KPMG audit.

Nyoka continued to call for action. However, after Majola was found to have breached the Companies Act in at least four instances, he was ousted again.

Only one of the 11 provincial administrative bodies – the Northerns Cricket Union – publicly stated it would support the CSA president.

Nyoka was accused of disregarding majority decisions of the CSA board and damaging its reputation.

Coincidentally, Nyoka was replaced by AK Khan, who at the time was the cricket union’s president and also headed CSA’s internal inquiry into the bonuses.

Khan announced his resignation at a CSA management committee meeting three days before Majola was suspended.

This followed Nicholson’s critique of the Khan commission of inquiry, which he said had protected Majola.

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