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'Majola lied & showed no remorse'

The CSA disciplinary hearing against Gerald Majola found he was dishonest.

Fired Cricket South Africa CEO, Gerald Majola. Picture: Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - A Cricket South Africa (CSA) disciplinary hearing on Friday found axed CEO Gerald Majola "expressly lied" about receiving bonuses, mislead Parliament and showed no remorse for doing so.

Earlier, Majola was fired with immediate effect following hearing chairperson Advocate Karel Tip's findings.

On Wednesday, Majola was found guilty on nine charges against him, including the improper acceptance of bonuses, not properly declaring them and abusing his travelling fund.

The inquiry was set up by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula to investigate unauthorised bonuses received by top CSA officials for staging the Indian Premier League in 2009.

CSA chose to release Tip's finding, which are scathing of Majola.

Tip found Majola lied about his bonuses and has not accepted any wrongdoing on his part.

The cricket body's lawyer Nicholas Preston said they welcomed the findings.

"CSA is quite happy to put the matter behind them."

Majola's lawyer Pumezo David said his client was going to appeal part of the findings.

He said they would also continue with their Labour Court bid.

"We will be pursuing the Labour Court application which we lodged on Monday. We are more than confident."

CSA also proceeded with its civil claim to recover the bonuses paid to Majola.

CSA RESIGNATIONS

Meanwhile, CSA confirmed two resignations from its steering committee over the furore surrounding president Norman Arendse's non-appointment to the board of directors.

On Thursday, Arendse lodged a dispute about his appointment with South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc).

Arendse was tipped to become the new chairperson of the CSA board, but a last minute change to CSA's articles of association prevented him from being elected.

CSA spokesperson Michael Owen-Smith confirmed Shawn Christiansen and Rushdie Magiet both resigned.

"There are no implications because the steering committee had completed its work."

Sascoc met with CSA to discuss its concerns around the process of appointing directors.

Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy said he was frustrated with the latest developments.

"There was a huge process, including three different commissions as well as the minister's inquiry, and now we are almost back to square one because somehow now the processes have been tainted."

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