Axed cricket boss in court

2011-03-25 14:42

Deposed Cricket SA (CSA) president Mtutuzeli Nyoka today began his fight in the Johannesburg High Court to have his dismissal reversed, the SABC reported.

Nyoka’s lawyer Alistair Franklin has told Judge Phineas Mojapelo his client’s sacking was unlawful, the broadcaster reported.
Franklin said that although CSA articles stipulate that the organisation had the power to remove anyone from office, it had to be done lawfully, and with a justifiable reason.

He argued that Nyoka was prejudiced because he was a victim of his own efforts to oppose irregularities within the organisation.

Nyoka was fired last month following the organisation’s members’ meeting in which the majority passed a vote of no confidence against him.

This followed Nyoka’s scuffle with the cricket body’s chief executive officer Gerald Majola, over bonuses paid out after the Indian Premier League hosted by South Africa in 2009.

Among those reported to be attending the hearing were former CSA president Ray Mali.

Vice-president AK Khan has since been appointed as acting president.

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