Chiefs mum on Motaung's arrest

Kaizer Chiefs will not comment on the arrest of Bobby Motaung for fraud, theft and forgery.

Kaizer Chiefs team manager Bobby Motaung. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - There is a wall of silence at Kaizer Chiefs' headquarters on Friday following manager Bobby Motaung's appearance in court for tender fraud.

He and co-accused Herbert Theledi were granted R50,000 bail each by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

They face charges of fraud, theft and forgery relating to a tender for the construction of the Mbombela Stadium.

The stadium was built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

On Friday, security personnel refused Eyewitness News access to the team's headquarters.

Officials said Motaung did not report for duty on Friday.

Kaizer Chiefs spokesperson Vina Maphosa said senior managers were locked in meetings, but would not give details on whether Motaung's arrest was on the agenda.

Maphosa added the issue was a personal matter.

Motaung is expected to plead not guilty when he returns to court in October.