Major raid at Safa office

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The Falcons’ serious commercial crime investigation department raided the South African Football Association’s (Safa) head office in Nasrec, Johannesburg on Friday and seized a laptop, external hard drives, a memory stick and documents, among other things.

The raid follows allegations of theft and fraud of R1.3 million which the Hawks say is linked to Danny Jordaan, Safa’s president.

According to col. Katlego Mogale, the Falcons’ spokesperson, is alleged that “between 2014 and 2018, Safa’s president (Jordaan) used organizational resources for his own personal gain, including the hiring of a private security company for his personal protection, as well as a public relations company without the authorization of Safa’s board”.

Jordaan allegedly also violated Safa’s statutes, with the result that Safa suffered a loss of R1.3 million.

Mogale did not elaborate further on the matter.

RNews will release more information as soon as it is available. An inquiry was also directed to Safa.