DA wants 2010 LOC officials in Parliament's firing line

A formal request will be made for Safa officials to answer questions related to the Fifa corruption probe.

FILE. A formal request will be made for Safa officials to answer questions related to the Fifa corruption probe. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A formal request will be made in Parliament today that Danny Jordaan, Molefi Oliphant and other South African Football Association (Safa) officials appear to answer questions related to their roles in the corruption scandal that's engulfed Fifa.

This is in connection with a payment of $10 million made to a development programme in the Caribbean, channeled through former Fifa vice president Jack Warner.

United States authorities claim this money was a bribe to secure the hosting of the World Cup in 2010.

Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Sports Minister Solly Malatsi, after having written to Parliament's sports portfolio committee, will later today push for answers in light of the revelations that continue to dog the hosting of the 2010 World Cup.

Along with the request of a briefing by Jordaan, Oliphant and other Safa officials, Malatsi also wants former President Thabo Mbeki, former Deputy Finance Minister Jabu Moleketi and then Minister of International Relations Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to appear before that committee.

Malatsi said they're calling for answers to be provided to the nation from the individuals implicated in the bribery scandal rocking the country.

WATCH: _Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says the $10m payment to Concacaf was above board and he's adamant neither Safa nor the SA government paid a bribe to host the 2010 World Cup. _

To read the full statement from the US Justice Department on #FifaGate, _ click here_.