Rugby boss Jurie Roux will be paying back the money, R37m to be exact

Rugby boss Jurie Roux will be paying back the money, R37m to be exact

- South African Rugby top boss Jurie Roux has been ordered to pay back R37m "misappropriated" funds

- According to SA news reports, the money was taken from the Stellenbosh University by Roux

- During his time working in the Universities Finance department, Roux allegedly siphoned the money from the school to pump into Maties Rugby Club

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South African rugby big boss, Roux Jurie has been ordered by Advocate Alisdair Sholto-Douglas to pay the Stelenbosch University R37 million after it was found that he had strategically taken money out of the University to fund Rugby team, Maties.

Sholto-Douglas began arbitrating the case in late 2019 after the University and Roux had come to an agreement that it would be done in a number of behind-closed-door settings.

It was then found by Sholto-Douglas, that Roux, a former Financial department senior had the University, had used his position to orchestrate the flow of millions from the University's money in the Maties rugby club, which he had also been occupying leadership positions in.

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SA rugby boss Jurie Roux will be paying back the money, R37m to be exact

SA Rugby boss Jurie Roux has been ordered to pay R37m.
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According to a News24, Roux's friend and former colleague Chris De Beer had been involved in many of the illicit activities that Roux had been conjuring. also reported that the Organisation of Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has spoken out against an executive who enjoyed free electricity at his house for 14 years. The executive, Bartlett Hewu, was found to have been illegally connected to power in his home in Fourways, Johannesburg.

Hewu is the acting group executive of legal and compliance at Eskom and has not paid a cent for electricity since 2006. According to a report by TimesLIVE, the executive was found out after he had complained that he did not have any power. The discovery was made by Eskom technicians.

According to Eskom, Hewu's power has been reconnected and he has agreed to pay a fee of almost R250 000 for his transgressions. Eskom said they could not give more information on the matter because customer information is confidential.

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OUTA wants action to be taken against Hewu immediately. The organisation took to Twitter to express its concern:

"Suspending him is NOT enough. Full payment + interest + criminal charges. This is totally unacceptable!" they wrote.

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