#Fifagate 'not worrying' Danny Jordaan
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says its mayor is more focused on the well-being of the region.
JOHANNESBURG - The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says Mayor Danny Jordaan's primary focus is the well-being of the region and not on the ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption and bribery surrounding the 2010 World Cup.
Opposition parties in the region have called for Jordaan to lift the veil on claims of a $10 million bribe paid to win South Africa's World Cup bid.
It's alleged the money was disguised as funds for a Caribbean development project, which was directly controlled by Jack Warner, the former boss of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and Fifa vice president.
The municipality's Roland Williams on Thursday said Jordaan is not worrying about any Fifa matters.
"He is currently focusing and concentrating on his duties as the executive mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay. The [mayor] has addressed that matter."
Earlier on Thursday, there were calls for Jordaan, who is also South African Football Association (Safa) president, to appear before Parliament's sport portfolio committee, to answer questions about South Africa's alleged involvement in the Fifa bribery scandal.
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The Democratic Alliance's sport committee member Solly Malatsi also questioned why Jordaan or any other 2010 Local Organising Committee members were not present at a press conference called by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula on Wednesday, where he vehemently denied that South Africa had any part in the Fifa corruptions probe.
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