Nyoka shaken by security fears

2011-07-08 14:44

Cricket SA (CSA) president Mtutuzeli Nyoka has been jolted after receiving warnings that his security is at risk, Nyoka’s lawyer, Bernard Matheson, confirmed today.

Matheson said Nyoka had called him on a trip to Hong Kong recently to inform him of the warnings.

“He was told by two different sources that he should be aware that his security was at risk,” Matheson said.

“He was clearly shaken up when he called me and he is concerned about this.”

Nyoka contacted Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula regarding his security fears and Mbalula said he would meet with the cricket chief following his commitments at this week’s International Olympic Committee Session in Durban.

“The minister has asked his adviser, Max Fuzani, to relay a message to Dr Nyoka that he is taking this matter seriously,” said Mbalula’s spokesperson, Paena Galane.

“Dr Nyoka was also told to report the matter to the police.

When the minister returns from Durban he will meet personally with Dr Nyoka to address the matter.”

Nyoka was reinstated by the High Court in Johannesburg in April, two months after he was ousted by the CSA board in the midst of a clash with CSA chief executive Gerald Majola.

Nyoka had called for an independent investigation last year into bonus payments made to Majola and other CSA staff for hosting the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL) and ICC Champions Trophy tournaments.

An internal probe was held and Majola was ultimately cleared but was slapped on the wrist and told to clear future bonus payments with the CSA remuneration committee.

After he was subsequently fired Nyoka threatened to blow the lid on corruption in South African cricket.

He told the court that R68?million had gone missing from a CSA bank account but the federation defended itself by stating that the money had been held on behalf of the Board of Control for Cricket in India as running costs of the 2009 IPL.

After Nyoka was reinstated CSA announced in May that an independent audit would be held into its finances.

The following month it was revealed that three members of CSA staff, including Majola, had awarded themselves ?R1.9million in bonuses without revealing the full figures to the federation’s board.

Galane said Mbalula would meet with the CSA executive later this month to assess the progress of the audit.

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