This week the biggest scandal to have ever rocked the football world came to light after US officials arrested a number of FIFA executives in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday, for their alleged involvement in corruption worth millions of dollars.
Among the allegations in the US investigation, is that the South African government paid a $10 million (R120 million) bribe to Jack Warner and FIFA executive Chuck Blazer ahead of its successful bid for the 2010 World Cup.
“As the CEO of the Bid Committee, Danny Jordaan oversaw the 2010 bid strategy. His role in these allegations must be probed.”
The DA said the Chairperson of the Bid Committee, Irvin Khoza, and then SAFA President Molefi Oliphant, must also be investigated.
“A transaction of the magnitude of $10 million would not have happened without the knowledge of the most senior figures leading the country’s bid for the World Cup,” said Malatsi.
“South Africans have the right to know how the country really won the 2010 World Cup bid, and if monies that were intended to benefit the country exchanged hands inappropriately in our name.
“The DA will ensure that the people of our country are given the truth.”