- Nathi Mthethwa sys that Danny Jordaan's re-election as Safa president cost R6 million
- However, he insists none of this money came from government
- Instead, Mthethwa maintains that the funds were provided by private sponsors
Sports, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa says that the South African Football Association (Safa) spent R6 million to re-elected Danny Jordaan as its president.
Mthethwa made the statement in a written reply to Tsepo Mhlongo, a DA MP.
The minister says that the money did not come from government but rather from private individuals.
Jordaan has a long history with Safa, having led the ultimately successful bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was re-elected last year after Andile Ncobo, his only opponent, dropped out of the contest, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
The R6 million involved was spent in a variety of ways. According to Times Live, R2.1 million went to electoral commission, which was compromised of five members. Another R3.7 million was spent on flights, venue bookings and accommodation.
Another R450 000 was spent on flying people to Johannesburg, where the elective conference took place. A further R138 000 went toward the travel expenses of those who chose to drive rather than fly.
Additionally, Safa spent R310 000 on sound and lighting at the function, and R10 000 on stationery.
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