A Cricket South Africa (CSA) board member has promised to step down if the full Fundudzi Report is not supplied to Parliament by the end of the week.
As things stand, only a summary of the report – released by law firm Bowman’s – has been made available to the public.
Report kept under wraps
Contained in the copy that was released on Monday morning are damning findings against ousted chief executive Thabang Moroe, who was sacked by the organisations following a slew allegations, ranging from maladministration to credit card abuse.
Other members of the CSA top brass, including acting president Beresford Williams and board member Donovan May are also implicated, but to a lesser extent, according to the report.
However, the full 468 document has been kept under wraps and, on Tuesday, CSA came before the Parliamentary Portfolio on Sports, Arts and Culture in what turned out to be a brief -yet tense – meeting.
Parliament piles pressure on CSA
The members of parliament demanded full access to the report, which independent board member vowed to deliver by close of business on Friday.
“The protocol to follow is that Members’ Council will confirm that the board may release this report to you. It will be released in hard copy, by Fundudzi, by Friday, close of business, 16:30,” Schoeman said. “If this is not done by 16:30 on Friday, I will resign.”
The full report was handed over to Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa, while CSA demanded that members of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) sign a non-disclosure agreement before accessing the document.
According to African National Congress MP Beauty Dlulane, the press conference held on Monday was the first time the portfolio committee learned of the findings contained in the report.
“We have waited for five months for this report and then before we can see it a summary is in the media,” said Dlulane. “We are so disappointed with the leadership of CSA.”