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Accusations fly against Stadium Management

Stadium Management’s CEO Jacques Grobbelaar says his company is not favoured by FNB Stadium.

The FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Picture: Wikipedia

JOHANNESBURG - Stadium Management South Africa CEO Jacques Grobbelaar on Wednesday said there was no conflict of interest in a company he started getting a share of contracts to provide security at FNB Stadium.

Grobbelaar was a director at Diligence Security and Events.

He sold his share in 2009.

This week, Eyewitness News investigated security and organisation at the stadium ahead of the Justin Bieber and Bon Jovi concerts.

Security industry insiders raised questions about whether Stadium Management South Africa favoured Diligence Security and Events.

Diligence's Managing Director Henk Ferreira once worked at Stadium Management.

But Grobelaar said there was no favouritism.

"In actual fact for an event we employ up to seven or even eight security companies of which Diligence is only one.

"The work that has been afforded to the companies are almost of equal percentage."

Ferreira insisted all rights paid over to Diligence were in line with contractual obligations and were lawful.

"We've known each other for a very long time and we have been doing business together since 2009."

Stadium Management said all tenders were decided by committee and there was no conflict.

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