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Sascoc wants answers on Jurie Roux saga

Gideon Sam has asked for clarity from Oregan Hoskins regarding the ongoing saga.

Sascoc President Gideon Sam. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

CAPE TOWN - Gideon Sam, South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) President, wants clarity from South Africa Rugby Union (Saru) President Oregan Hoskins regarding the Jurie Roux saga.

Sam has called on the Saru president to face the media and be honest about his position regarding the ongoing saga involving Roux.

A KPMG report, obtained by Netwerk 24, alleges that Roux misappropriated money from the University of Stellenbosch's reserve fund and, among other things, channelled it into the running of the Maties Rugby Club.

Roux has yet to answer those allegations which are subject to a civil claim.

Sam says he has been trying to get hold of Hoskins to clear up their stance.

"I have been trying, during the course of last week, to get hold of the president of Saru to say 'look, we have to sit down and face the media and be brutally frank about what our position is.'"

Sam went on say Hoskins should "come out and be clear" so that they can deal with the matter.

He believes the current situation, as it stands, is damaging the sport, especially with the ongoing media speculation.

"Everybody writes every day, asking why we're not dealing with Jurie? Why are we not dealing with the president?"

When asked if Sascoc should get involved, he said, "We have to, we have given them a long enough rope to say 'guys can you deal with this'. The attempt to get hold of the President was to say don't you think we should sit down and deal with this matter because it's now getting really hard and because everybody is talking about it expect Sascoc."