The DA wants Parliament’s portfolio committee on Sport amp Recreation to summon the local FIFA officials who were at the helm when South Africa won its 2010 World Cup bid, so they can explain the country’s role – or lack thereof – in the FIFA corruption scandal. ANC MPs continue to insist that the person best placed to account to Parliament is the Sports Minister – never mind that he was still in the ANC Youth League at the time. By REBECCA DAVIS.
The meetings of Parliament’s portfolio committee on Sport amp Recreation are not always very well attended by journalists – or, indeed, MPs. On Tuesday, however, it was a full house. That’s because the DA’s Shadow Sports Minister, Solly Malatsi, had put out a statement in aance saying that the DA would “formally place a briefing from SAFA officials, including Danny Jordaan and Molefi Oliphant”, on the agenda.
Malatsi also said that former President Thabo Mbeki, former Deputy Finance Minister Jabu Moleketi and former Minister of International Relations Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma should be summoned to appear before the committee.
The thought of Mbeki, in particular, receiving a decree demanding he come to a portfolio meeting was never likely to…
Source : Daily Maverick