Acting CSA CEO suspended among allegations of misconduct

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Pholetsi Moseki has been named Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) third CEO of 2020 after acting chief Kugandrie Govender was suspended over suspected misconduct.

CSA implosion continues

Just when people thought things couldn’t get worse for cricket in South Africa, the sport’s governing body has suffered yet another blow.

The main complaint against Govender is the charge of misconduct for her role in revoking a select group of journalist’s media accreditation towards the end of 2019.

There are also secondary charges for her role in the unfair dismissal of former head of sales and sponsorships Clive Eksteen.

Govender joined CSA as Chief Commercial Officer in 2019 under controversial CEO Thabang Moroe. When Moroe’s replacement Jacques Faul stepped down from the position, Govender was chosen to take over on a interim basis.

The move is part of a wider action by the interim board to clean up CSA after the board effectively collapsed earlier this year.

Interim board cleaning house

While Govender’s transgressions may not seem as bad as some of her predecessor’s, the interim board has a feduciary duty to clean the organisation and the sport as a whole up.

“What we’ve been charged to do is not only try to stabilise the organisation but also to deal with the dysfunction and the toxicity of culture within the organisation,” Judith February, the interim board spokesperson, told ESPNcricinfo.

“In addition, the interim board was charged with following up on allegations within the Fundudzi [forensic] report. The nature of this task is not a pleasant one but it is necessary for us to discharge our fiduciary duties with care, in the best interest of cricket and the South African public.

“That has unfortunately meant certain individuals have had to be suspended pending fair hearings and affording the individuals their constitutional rights to be heard.”

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