Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced the suspension of its acting CEO Kugandrie Govender over disciplinary charges. The board released a statement saying that the disciplinary action was taken against Govender after allegations of his misconduct.
He has been charged with the misconduct as the Chief Commercial Officer, also serving as the acting CEO on the board. She is also the second senior and the head of the staff will now serve notice after the interim board filed allegations on her.
Company Secretary Welsh Gwaza has also been charged with the similar action, will also face the hearing.
Meanwhile, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Pholetsi Moseki has taken over as the acting CEO on an immediate effect, also the third person to take over this year.
“The hearing is to take place on 28 January 2021, when Govender will be allowed to answer the charges which have been brought against her,” CSA said in an official statement.
“Moseki has agreed to take on this short-term role and we look forward to working with him. The Chair of the IB also addressed CSA staff this afternoon to allay any concerns they may have and to ensure them all of the IB’s support,” the statement further read.
The charges against Govender relate to:
1. The role she played in the revocation of media accreditation of certain journalists in December 2019.
2. Various breaches of the provisions of the Companies Act as a prescribed officer of CSA.
3. The role which she played in the dismissal of Clive Eksteen, which CSA has now acknowledged (in terms of a settlement agreement with Eksteen) was an unfair dismissal.
Govender was appointed as acting CEO by CSA in August this year. (ANI)