The FF Plus will be laying a complaint with the police about the possible involvement of persons in the South African government and the country’s former bid committees for the Soccer World Cup, about allegations of international soccer fraud, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on sport says.
Adv. Alberts says the complaint will be formulated today following which it will be submitted to a police office in Pretoria tomorrow. Details of the time and at which police office the complaint will be laid will be released later.
According to Adv. Alberts it is so that an audit of South Africa’s financial affairs with regards to the world cup had been done.
“I was however not a forensic audit and from information in the American indictment it appears that money had been channelled from Fifa to the individuals involved in such a manner that it would only have been detected with a thorough forensic audit.
“The FF Plus will request that the role of the relevant sport ministers until 2010, as well as Danny Jordaan, who was the head of the bid team, should be investigated in particular.
“We will also request that the Hawks conduct the investigation as it appears at this stage that high profile officials had been involved.
“The FF Plus will also be asking questions in parliament regarding the issue as it is in the interest of the country and all its inhabitants that the truth about this case is cut to the bone.
“What is positive is that the case and the investigation extend further than South Africa and that it will therefore not be swept under the carpet by the ANC government as it did with the arms deal.
“The allegations is now harming the reputation of the late president Mandela as it was ascribed to his so-called ‘magic’ that South Africa had won the bid to host the 2010 world cup.
“It now appears as that it is thanks to the taxes of ordinary South Africans. According to the indictment, South Africa won the bid with just as many votes as the number of persons who had allegedly been bribed,” Adv. Alberts says.
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