The DA welcomes a decision by the Board of Boxing South Africa (BSA) to suspend the organization’s acting CEO, Mr Loyiso Mtya, following allegations of corruption and fraud levelled against him.
Mr Mtya was informed of his preliminary suspension yesterday.
The DA congratulates the chairperson of the board, Dr Ntambi Ravele, for her swift action in considering our call for an urgent board meeting to institute an investigation into these allegations.
The board of BSA subsequently established that there were sufficient reasons to conduct a full investigation into the serious allegations brought against Mr Mtya.
We find it ironic that Mr Mtya is now at the centre of an investigation involving unethical transactions when his appointment as acting CEO was specifically to curb corruption instead of perpetuating it.
Boxing SA has been tainted by internal instability due to various violations of good governance practices that went unpunished in the past.
The board of BSA will require consistent decisive action against corruption in boxing to revive the sport to its glory days and thereby attract much-needed sponsors.
We also welcome a request for the Department of Sport and Recreation to bolster the administration of BSA by sending a team of specialists to address some shortcomings within the BSA administration.
For our part, the DA will pursue all avenues available in order to ensure that all sports federations are governed in a clean and efficient manner, and that accountability is enforced should this be jeopardised.
Solomon Malatsi, Shadow Minister of Sport and Recreation
Source : Democratic Alliance