National 3.8.2016 12:27 pm

Jordaan slams DA over ‘dirty’ Fifa story

FILE PICTURE: Danny Jordan (SAFA President). (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

FILE PICTURE: Danny Jordan (SAFA President). (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Former Safa boss Leslie Sedibe vehemently denied the allegations earlier this year.

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Danny Jordaan has hit out at the DA for their role in the News24 story in which it was revealed that the SA Football Associated (Safa) boss hired top Sandton lawyers to represent him in the investigation into bribery allegations that implicate him.

Speaking to journalists after he cast his ballot in Summerstrand on Wednesday morning, Jordaan accused the DA of using apartheid-style tactics by bringing up the allegations on the day before elections.

“This reminds me of Wouter Basson-style dirty tactics,” he said. He also insisted that the FBI in the US had “nothing” on him.

DA mayoral candidate Athol Trollip responded to the remarks after casting his vote at Westbourne Oval near the metro’s CBD, saying the ANC was clearly shaken and desperate in these elections.

Trollop denied Jordaan’s allegation that the opposition party had a “relationship” with Media24, saying that the ANC was paranoid. Safa issued a statement yesterday expressing its disappointment in the resurgence of the scandal in the media, calling it an unwarranted attack on Jordaan.

The probe into Safa follows allegations that the body was complicit in the alleged bribery of Fifa prior to the 2010 World Cup. Former Safa boss Leslie Sedibe vehemently denied the allegations earlier this year after he was accused of failing to cooperate in the investigation.

simnikiweh@citizen.co.za

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