#JurieRoux saga: Saru to reevaluate its structures & procedures

A report by KPMG alleges that Roux misappropriated R35m while he was employed at Maties.

Jurie Roux, CEO of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) speaks during the unveiling of the new Springbok Jersey at a function in Cape Town, South Africa 24 April 2014. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Rugby Union (Saru) said that it will take remedial steps by calling in external help to ascertain that good corporate governance is upheld at the body, following allegations swirling around its CEO Jurie Roux.

That comes after a draft KPMG report, commissioned by the University of Stellenbosch, made its way into the public domain alleging that Roux misappropriated funds while he was employed at the institution.

He was appointed as the CEO of SA Rugby in 2010.

SA Rugby has confirmed that they will reevaluate their own structures and procedures in light of the allegations against Roux, after it alleges that he re-directed up to R35 million from a reserve fund to benefit the university's rugby club.

In a brief statement, Saru said, "SA Rugby can confirm that the February meeting of the Executive Council decided to approach a corporate governance specialist to evaluate and advise on governance processes and the correct application of fiduciary responsibility in light of recent reporting."

Roux is yet to publicly address the matter and the body has previously stated it's happy with Roux's previous explanation to them.

The matter is yet to go to court to have the report's allegations tested.