Fin24

Wasteman boss suspended

2010-05-11 07:54

Bloemfontein - Olivier Meyer, the former French international rugby player and French heavyweight boxing champion, has been suspended as chief executive of the Wasteman Group.

This group is one of the country's biggest waste-management businesses. In December last year Wasteman was involved in a scandal when tons of medical waste was dumped for a fee in and around Welkom.

On Monday Wasteman’s board issued a statement to say that Granville Rex would take the reins as interim chief executive.

As chief executive and official representative of the company Meyer has already been charged by the Green Scorpions. He appeared in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court in April.

He is being charged, together with Free State businessman Gavin Brasher and five other accused, of illegally dumping waste, the illegal dumping of medical waste, corruption and transgressions of the Environmental Management Act.

The board has decided that it would be unwise for Olivier to remain in his position while the investigation is under way, says the Wasteman statement.

In 1986 and 1987 Meyer was the French heavyweight boxing champion and in 1993 and 1994 tighthead for the French national rugby team.

- Sake24.com

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Comments
  • Simon - 2010-05-11 08:42

    When was Olivier Meyer a "...French international rugby player and French heavyweight boxing champion,..."? Google/FFR.fr/Wikipedia don't seem to know anything about him. Maybe his name was misspelled?

  • sunny - 2010-05-11 15:57

    Must have been one shitty boxer and rugby player

  • Simon - 2010-05-12 08:16

    Yeah, even on the official website, http://www.ffr.fr/index.php/ffr/equipes_de_france/xv_de_france/tous_les_joueurs, the only Meyer they seem to know about was Sylvain Meyer. I cannot find a French Boxer called Meyer either I think fin24.com is just repeating what they heard without even double checking anything.

  • Mr Oom Gert - 2010-05-26 00:45

    Funny to see how the wheel is turning. It is a joke to read about his so called achievements; it is a self fabricated story to intimidate people. Hope justice will prevail and if found quilty he should be sentenced and all his assests should be frozen and afterwards be deported never to set foot again in this country. Shame on him we do not corruption like this in our lovely country. Interpol should be notified of his modus operati.

  • Da Bandit - 2010-07-02 10:37

    Mr Oom Gert - how are you doing. this wasteman / olivier meyer thing is quiet funny isnt it. Lets wait and see the out come of this. then "laat die poppe dans

  • Alain - 2010-09-06 22:52

    I know Olivier quite well as we were in the same business school the same year. He was maybe a junior boxing champ, and certainly not a rugby player in 1992-1993 as he was still studying (and not in a school leaving him enough time to play rugby at a high level). But this story makes me quite laugh...

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