Danny Jordaan mum on Fifa corruption scandal

He refused to be drawn on allegations South Africa was involved in a bribe to secure the 2010 World Cup.

FILE: Danny Jordaan. Picture: GCIS.

PORT ELIZABETH - Newly inaugurated mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay municipality Danny Jordaan has steered clear of commenting on the Fifa bribe scandal that has rocked the football world.

Jordaan has been mum on the arrest of Fifa officials and the Swiss and US investigations into allegations of racketeering, corruption and conspiracy.

Jordaan, who is the South African Football Association CEO, has been hand-picked by the African National Congress (ANC) to lead the troubled region and maintains the dual role will not be a problem.

The new mayor refused to be drawn on allegations South Africa was involved in a bribe to secure the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Jordaan was addressing the media after the inauguration on Thursday.

"You see here at the back, when you see the appropriate back drop you ask the question. Don't ask questions and also announce the outcome."

On how he plans to juggle his Safa responsibilities and being mayor of a metropolitan area, Jordaan responded by saying like most South Africans, he'll have a full-time job and a passion.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Council meeting got underway without opposition parties who were boycotting because of the ANC's decision to install the Safa president.

Dozens of people streamed into the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton to witness the election of Jordaan as the Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor.

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.

Fifa corruption probes, with mini-portraits.

A top South African bidding official was implicated and is under investigation for allegedly bribing a Fifa executive.

Jordaan looked upbeat when he arrived; greeting and taking pictures with locals inside the hall.