Johannesburg - South Africa’s government will co-operate with the investigators of the corruption scandal that has hit football’s governing body.
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, who was also part of the local organising committee of the 2010 Football World Cup, which was held in South Africa, told journalists that as far they were concerned there was nothing untoward that took place in this country.
“As far as we are concerned as members of the local organising committee, there was a clean audit report and there was never any suggestion that anything untoward happened in South Africa,” he said.
He said Ernst & Young, a reputable auditing firm, audited the World Cup [event] at its conclusion and gave South Africa “a clean audit”.
“So what came out yesterday [Wednesday], I think the due process will take place.”
He said while there was a clean audit report, with profit, which was handed over to the South African Football Association, “as a country, we will make sure that we cooperate with those making these allegations”.
Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula is briefing the media on the matter.
Radebe also revealed that the Cabinet discussed the Nkandla report at its meeting on Wednesday. But he refused to divulge any detail around the discussion.
This would have been the first time that the Cabinet had discussed the Nkandla matter. Over the past years, a number of ministers have told journalists that the Cabinet was not the platform to discuss the matter.
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is expected to brief journalists on the report on Thursday afternoon.