Social media focus on Mayor Jordaan after Blatter's resignation

JUNE 3, 2015

Social media attention is now on newly-elected Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor and South African Football Association (SAFA) boss, Danny Jordaan, following the sudden departure of FIFA boss, Sepp Blatter, four days after his re-election amid allegations from the US that SAFA may have paid a $10 million bribe to secure its bid for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

While Jordaan has confirmed that the 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) paid $10 million (now about R120 million) after South Africa won the bid to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup, he insists that the money was not a bribe.

The money was paid to a football association then led by former Fifa vice-president, Jack Warner, the man at the centre of the corruption scandal that has rocked the soccer world.

Reactions on Twitter vary from claims that Jordaan knows more than he is revealing while others claim his appointment as NMB Mayor was too convinient and he should follow Blatter's example.

Below is what some have been saying: