#Fifagate: New letter implicates Dlamini-Zuma & Jordaan

Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma & Danny Jordaan have now both been implicated in the $10m payment.

FILE.. African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - A new letter has surfaced reportedly implicating African Union head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and soccer World Cup boss Danny Jordaan in the payment of $10 million to a development programme in the Caribbean.

But a sports writer in that country says Trinidad and Tobago never reaped the fruits of the donation to the African Diaspora for development.

$10 million was said to have been paid into accounts administered by former Fifa vice president Jack Warner.

Warner is at the centre of an ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe into alleged bribery involving South Africa's 2010 World Cup bid.

Journalist Lasana Liburd said South Africans were victims of exploitation by Warner.

"We have never heard about that programme before the indictment. That would have been the first time it was ever mentioned. The money is one thing but there are many ways that South Africa's bid may have been exploited and abused by Mr Warner."

On Thursday, Warner spoke out and denied that he took bribes to influence South Africa's 2010 World Cup bid despite United States authorities saying that his former right hand man Chuck Blazer admitted to the $10 million bribe.

Warner is currently out on bail after being indicted by US officials last week, in a two decade investigation at Fifa that has also seen several high ranking officials investigated for corruption, fraud and racketeering.

Warner has insisted he did not pocket any money.


Warner looks to have also fired back at Fifa, claiming he is in possession of documents and cheques relating to Fifa and the 2010 elections in Trinidad and Tobago.

He has entrusted those with a third party which he'll allow to release the information.

The South African Football Association (Safa), with government's approval, instructed Fifa to make a $10 million payment into a Caribbean development project that was directly controlled by the now disgraced former Concacaf boss.

Blazer was Warner's deputy at the time.

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