Johannesburg - Powerful South African football boss Bobby
Motaung and two others appeared in court on Thursday for 2010 World Cup tender
fraud, amid claims of political assassinations to cover up the dirt, media
Motaung, the manager of Soweto-based team Kaizer Chiefs, and
his co-accused were granted bail of R50 000 each at Nelspruit Magistrates'
Court in eastern province Mpumalanga, 702 Talk Radio reported.
They are charged with forging tax certificates and municipal
letters in a tender to design the Mbombela Stadium in the regional hub next to
the world-famous Kruger National Park.
Low-key matches were played in the stadium, whose pillars
are designed to look like giraffes in a reference to the province's wildlife.
Fraud and corruption related to World Cup tenders and other
wrongdoing have been linked to political murders in the province.
Nelspruit municipal speaker Jimmy Mohlala was shot dead in
2009 after he exposed companies and individuals he accused of tender corruption
for the global sporting event in the province.
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