NAFSA: No Confidence In Dr Jordaan
NAFSA Call For Vote Of No Confidence On The SAFA Sitting President Dr. Danny Jordaan
The National African Football Supporters Association (NAFSA) have called to immediately pass a vote of no confidence on the SAFA sitting President Dr. Danny Jordaan and his leadership, by supporting #JORDAANMUSTFALL.
NAFSA’s call comes a few hours after the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) confirmed that they had withdrawn from overseeing the SAFA Elective Congress, which are scheduled to take place on the 24th of March 2018.
NAFSA has also called on Parliament to immediately summon Dr. Danny Jordaan and his leadership, to account on what looks like a “gross violation” of the SAFA Statutes.
“Dr. Danny Jordaan has once more failed South Africa’s football loving people. His failure to interpret SAFA Statutes is an indictment on his football career and the hard-earned gains of our football. It is a disgrace to learn that a President who is entrusted with a national asset of a calibre of SAFA, violates the statutes of such a crucial public entity. This also calls for the SAFA CEO Mr. Dennis Mumble to immediately step down. He did not only fail SAFA leadership but the entire football family. Part of his duties is to advise the leadership on matters of the statutes when they go astray. Clearly, he failed in executing his constitutional duties”, appealed NAFSA Secretary-General Siyabulela Makunga.
“We are calling on all football loving people of South Africa, to rise up against the unfortunate ills of our football and immediately call for the removal of Dr. Jordaan and his leadership. His leadership did not only violate SAFA Statutes, they have incrementally become a group of demagogues who have squashed all forms of democracy in the running of our beautiful game replacing it with intimidation and victimization. South Africa deserves a better, a leadership that respects and understands its statutes and the will of the people”, Makunga argued.
On Friday afternoon, the media reported that the IEC (Electoral Commission of South Africa) national spokesperson Ms Kate Bapela confirmed that the commission will no longer oversee the SAFA elections until they resolve various issues. “I can confirm that we have withdrawn from the elections of Safa to allow them to deal with their own internal issues‚” she said.
It was also reported that former PSL general manager and Fifa referee Andile ‘Ace’ Ncobo‚ who is challenging incumbent Danny Jordaan for the position of Safa president‚ also released a statement on Friday quoting a letter he received from the IEC confirming their withdrawal from the elections.
Ncobo said that without an electoral committee‚ Safa was left with no option but to postpone the elections and “retrace their steps such that the election processes are correctly followed”.
“Article 4 (3) of the Electoral Code prescribes that the Electoral Committee must be elected at a general assembly at least six months before an elective congress. Since that is the first step to be performed‚ this means the election cannot take place earlier than six months‚” Ncobo said. “In a reply to one of my various emails‚ whose stated objective was to assist SAFA to realise that it had violated its own Statutes‚ Mumble replied‚ ‘The SAFA Congress took a unanimous decision to appoint the IEC as the Electoral Committee and they ran the 2013 elections without incident’.”
Ncobo further alleged that the elections had been brought back from September to March‚ by a 90 percent Safa vote last year‚ for “motives that had nothing to do with football”.
“We will follow this matter up to FIFA level, to ensure that justice is served to the football loving people of South Africa”, Makunga concluded.