Danny Jordaan elected Mayor of PE unopposed
The Safa boss has not yet commented on #Fifagate despite pressure to do so.
PORT ELIZABETH - Amid allegations South Africa was involved
in a bribe to secure the 2010 Fifa World Cup, former bid boss Danny Jordaan was elected as Mayor of Port Elizabeth unopposed.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Council meeting
got underway without opposition parties who are boycotting because of the African National Congress (ANC's) decision to install the South African Football
Association (Safa) president.
Jordaan has not yet commented on the arrest of Fifa
officials and the Swiss and United States (US) investigations into allegations
of racketeering, corruption and conspiracy.
Global agencies are investigating the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 world cups as well as claims that a bribe of $10 million was paid to secure the 2010 world cup in South Africa.
A top South African bidding official was implicated and is under investigation for allegedly bribing a Fifa executive.
Dozens of people streamed into the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton to witness the election of Jordaan as the Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor.
Jordaan looked upbeat when he arrived, greeting and taking pictures with locals inside the hall.
Minister Pravin Gordhan also made an appearance and took time to catch up with Jordaan earlier.
It's understood Jordaan will leave shortly after the occasion to fly to Johannesburg and then Zurich.
There he will attend the Fifa congress where Sepp Blatter is expected to be elected as Fifa President for a fifth time.
Jordaan has not yet made any comments on the probes into alleged corruption within Fifa, neither as the Safa president nor the head of the 2010 bid committee.
At the same time, former soccer world cup Local Organising Committee spokesperson Rich Mkhondo said the hard work and success of the world cup tournament should not be forgotten.
Mkhondo said he is saddened by the latest allegations.
"The people who delivered the world cup, the country that delivered the world cup, when I say the people I mean the workers and also talking about the nation. Did we deliver a fist class world cup? The answer is yes."