This follows revelations by The Telegraph in the UK that the payment at the centre of World Cup bribery claims was discussed directly by Fifa chief Sepp Blatter and Thabo Mbeki, the then South African President, according to a 2007 email.
The DA has written several times to Beauty Dlulane, the Chairperson of the portfolio committee, calling for answers to be provided to the nation from the individuals implicated in the bribery scandal rocking South Africa without success. It now seems the DA is out to rock the boat.
They insist all individuals implicated are summoned to come forward with the critical information which will enable the citizens of South Africa to get to the bottom of the issue.
The DA says in a statement the portfolio committee should not “be a spectator in the midst of these damaging bribery allegations when it can intervene to hold those responsible for this accountable”.
Last week a letter by the former SAFA President, Molefi Oliphant, dated 4 March 2008 instructing FIFA to redirect $10 million, came to light. Another letter, written by Jordaan in December 2007 to FIFA authorising the $10 million payment to CONCACAF, also emerged.
This is arguably the biggest scandal to ever hit the football world. South Africans deserve to hear the truth from the mouths of officials.