Cape Town - Western Province Rugby Union (WPRU) vice-president Gerald Njengele has been suspended for four years after breaking the union’s code of ethics.
Thelo Wakefield, WPRU president, confirmed the news to Netwerk24.
Wakefield added that Njengele would appeal the decision.
WP Rugby is yet to state on what account Njengele was found guilty, but there were earlier reports of him being involved in a racial incident.
Reports of the incident first surfaced in December 2017 and is believed to have taken place at the Cape Town Sevens on the weekend of December 9/10.
Njengele was accused of launching a verbal and racial attack on Jessie Claassen, who is the national manager of the Vuka Rugby Programme - a SA Rugby-affiliated initiative that aims to cater for rugby development in the country.
Claassen said that the attack stemmed from his decision not to shake Njengele's hand due to a previous altercation between the pair last August.
When this happened, Njengele allegedly responded: "F**k you white people, f**k the coloureds. I'm a clever darkie. I don't need your f*****g money."
Njengele denied he made the comments.