South Africa FA offices stormed in fraud and theft investigation tied to top official


FOOTBALL South Africa FA offices stormed in fraud and theft investigation tied to top official

Festus Chuma 21:00 - 08.03.2024

South Africa FA headquarters have been raided by police over fraud and theft allegations linked to President Danny Jordaan; documents and devices seized.

The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) headquarters in Johannesburg, Nasrec, became the center of a significant legal probe on Friday as the country's serious commercial crime investigation unit, conducted a raid. 

This action is connected to allegations of fraud and theft involving approximately R1.3 million (Ksh 9,860,962.80), directly linked to SAFA president Danny Jordaan.

Hawks spokesperson Col Katlego Mogale disclosed that the allegations concern Jordaan's misuse of SAFA's resources for personal gain between 2014 and 2018. 

Notably, Jordaan is accused of hiring a private security firm for personal protection and a public relations company without the board's authorization. 

"The president is also reported to have violated Safa statutes, thus prejudicing Safa an actual loss of R1.3m," Mogale stated as per to TimesLIVE .

During the operation, the investigating team confiscated a laptop, external hard drives, a USB drive, and numerous documents, indicating the thoroughness of the probe. 

While Mogale refrained from providing additional details, emphasizing the ongoing nature of their investigation, the seizure of these items hints at the depth of evidence being compiled against Jordaan.

Attempts to contact SAFA's communications manager Mninawa Ntloko for comments were unsuccessful, adding another layer of intrigue to the unfolding scandal.

Adding to the complexity of the case, Jordaan has been named a suspect in a criminal complaint initiated by SAFA national executive committee member Malesela Mooka. 

Mooka's allegations are bolstered by affidavits from key figures within the football association, including Lucas Nhlapo, former vice president and chair of the SAFA audit and risk committee, and Dennis Mumble, former SAFA CEO. 

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