Minister Mbalula hosted a Media conference on Wednesday and gave a comprehensive explanation to the questions raised about the $10 Million payment to CONCACAF. Minister Mbalula mentioned this letter by Dr Danny Jordaan and the other from Mr Molefe Oliphant at the Media Conference. There is no deviation or contradiction from these letters as there were many correspondence between SAFA and FIFA on the said matter.
This letter affirms what was said in that press conference and proves that the Diaspora programme was pursued to support government policy and directives around the delivery of the World Cup legacy as Minister Mbalula asserted.
Minister Mbalula reiterates his call to the Media to desist from sensational reporting. We remain concerned at the ongoing media speculation which only plays into the hands of those whose objective is to tarnish the good name and integrity of our country. As a government and people of South Africa we are enjoined to combat such propaganda against our country.
Statement issued by: The Department of sport and Recreation South Africa