A letter from 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chief Executive Officer, Danny Jordaan, to FIFA General Secretary, Jerome Valcke, has emerged which seems to implicate Danny Jordaan (SAFA President and Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor) and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in the scandal surrounding the process behind hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
According to the Mail and Guardian, Jordaan wrote to FIFA on December 10, 2007 regarding the payment of $10 million to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Diaspora Legacy Programme. Click here to read the Danny Jordaan letter.
The letter describes a contradiction in how the South African government intended payment of the $10 million to be made.
Jabu Moleketi, then Deputy Minister of Finance, recommended that the payment be made to FIFA while Jordaan writes that, after discussion with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time, the “funds should rather be paid over” to the 2010 LOC.
Jordaan then suggests FIFA deducts the amount from the 2010 LOC’s future operational budget and deals directly with the Diaspora Legacy support programme.
On Wednesday, Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula again denied any bribe was paid to secure the hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Mbalula said that the $10 million payment made by South Africa to the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) was an “above board” payment to an “approved project” intended to create a lasting legacy.
Jordaan’s letter is dated after the explosive letter that surfaced earlier in the week, where then SAFA president Molefi Oliphant