Gold at the end of World Cup rainbow

Gold at the end of World Cup rainbow

Rich pickings for pals in KZN carve-up. By Susan Puren (with additional reporting by Desiree Erasmus)

In the run-up to the 2010 World Cup a variety of politically connected groups were conniving to line their pockets. The pot of gold was brimming with government tenders up for grabs if you were prepared to share. It seems they shared big time!

On 15 December, a 30-page provisional indictment was presented to the high courts in Pretoria and Durban. It reads like a list of prizes to be won at a Mafia convention: paid holidays; jobs for girlfriends; tickets to football games; a rent-free palatial home and a multi-million-rand donation for The Don were all on the programme.

The wheels of justice grind slowly and it took five years before the law caught up with some of them. South Africa finally got a glimpse of the plotting and scheming that went on in the months before the 2010 World Cup.

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