Saru CEO Roux accused of irregular money transactions

2013-11-22 00:00

FRAUD charges against South African Rugby Union (Saru) CEO Jurie Roux allegedly involve money that was sent irregularly from one account to another, Hawks commercial crimes unit spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said in Belville yesterday.

“He is at this stage charged with sending money irregularly from one account to another. These transactions boil down to fraud.”

The Stellenbosch University (SU) this week gave the Hawks a KPMG audit that shows “large scale fraud” by “former senior officials” at Saru.

Roux was appointed as Saru’s CEO at the end of 2010, but has for years been the chair of Maties rugby, as well as the SU’s senior director of finances and assets management.

Stellenbosch University’s former deputy director for student finance and former Maties rugby chair Chris de Beer was fired late last year by the university.

Roux is not accused of self-enrichment, but of giving money to the university’s young rugby players using the university’s limited funds.

There are reportedly several current professional players to whom he gave money in their student days after they could not pay back bursaries or had run into financial difficulties.

Players allegedly knew they could go to De Beer and Roux because they would “make a plan”.

Ramaloko said a criminal charge will be investigated against Roux.

“The commercial crimes unit will study the report and decide whether Roux must be charged.”

Roux denied committing any crime or offence and said he was not aware of any charges against him. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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