Suspend 'gentle and manly' Truman Prince from Safa – DA

2016-02-01 18:55
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Cape Town – The DA has called for Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince to be suspended from the SA Football Association (Safa).

The party wants Prince removed from Safa’s national executive committee pending an investigation into allegations of corruption and assault against him.

The DA’s spokesperson for sport, Solly Malatsi, said Prince was not fit to serve in Safa’s national leadership structure while the “dark clouds of criminality” hung over his head.

Prince has been accused of assaulting a female traffic officer after he and his partner were stopped for speeding in Leeu Gamka in the Karoo recently.

Prince was in his Safa vehicle at the time. He has denied the allegations, saying he merely asked the traffic officer, "in a gentle and manly way”, to move out of his way.

Malatsi said he would be writing to Safa president, Danny Jordaan, to request the suspension.

“The Safa leadership has no choice but to suspend Truman Prince from its national leadership. Like the people of Beaufort West, the stakeholders of Safa deserve better than Truman Prince,” Malatsi said.

Prince told News24 on Sunday that the incident was being blown out of proportion.

"I would never assault a woman. I know the law. I merely asked her in a gentle and manly way to move out of the way as she was blocking the driver’s side door," he said on Sunday.

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