Gerald Majola (CSA CEO) during the launch of the Cricket South Africa T20 Challenge at Southern Sun Inter-Continental Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Lee Warren
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has vowed to carry out Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula’s pronouncement and recover the bonuses paid out to its former senior managers.
Acting CSA president Willie Basson said the federation had to respond with action to the minister’s verdict made on Thursday.
Mbalula said suspended CEO Gerald Majola, former chief operations officer Don McIntosh, and other senior managers fingered in the illegal bonus saga should pay back the money.
Majola received R1.7m, and McIntosh R1.4m from the hosting of the IPL and Champions League in 2009.
“Logical legal process will decide what will happen to those who do not comply. McIntosh has left the federation and now legal process will be instituted against him to recover the money,” said Basson, adding Majola was undergoing a disciplinary process.
“The federation will decide after the disciplinary procedure on what will happen to Majola, if he repays the money or not.”
He said the Nicholson report recommended that the money be recovered.
“The most important thing for me from the report is that it recommended that the federation be reconstructed to reduce the chances of the same thing happening again.
“The only way to reduce the probabilities of this repeating itself is by changing your governance procedures,” Basson said.