Criminal charges laid against Jordaan's alleged $10M World Cup involvement

Fresh allegations have been reported in the City Press on Sunday that former South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Leslie Sedibe has laid criminal charges against Safa president Danny Jordaan.

READ: DA lays fraud and corruption charges against Jordaan, Oliphant

Sedibe has asked authorities to investigate the president for the role in the $10 million payment that was supposedly paid to try to secure the 2010 World Cup for South Africa.

A lawyer representing Leslie Sedibe, David Swartz says the criminal charges have to do with the $10 million that his client is alleging was paid for the Fifa World Cup and the bribery and corruption.

It is difficult to elucidate further as the charges will be pending by the State. This came out through a discovery process in a trial that is happening at the end of February against Safa and certain members and former members.

David Swartz, Leslie Sedibe's lawyer

He adds that the matter must run its course and whether Safa was cleared by Fifa or not cleared is not the issue.

It is now up to the prosecutors and the NPA to prosecute this case. We would like to see an investigation, a case has been laid and the investigation must follow.

David Swartz, Leslie Sedibe's lawyer

To also weigh in on this conversation, acting Safa CEO Russell Paul says these allegations are nothing more than a smear campaign and adds that government directed them not to comment on the logistics around the issue of $10 Million.

Government is the only authorised agent to speak on that. H, having said that, we are firm in our beliefs that Dr Jordaan is clear given the extensive investigations that were conducted by Fifa.

Russell Paul, Acting Safa CEO

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