A report by the Eastern Cape weekly Weekend Post suggests newspaper reporters have seen documents to prove that Jordaan has not paid electricity at his upmarket Summerstrand home since 2007. Apart from being South African football’s Billy Big Balls, Jordaan was also recently appointed by the ANC as mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. He has been president of the South African Football Association (SAFA) as long as we can remember.
The Weekend Post report reads: “The documents show that although the figures from the electricity meter have not moved after it burnt out in 2007, the municipality failed to pick this up and restore it until a month ago.” The meter had been reported to authorities a year ago by a company who had been contracted to clamp down on illegal connections.
Jordaan’s wife said the municipality admitted blame because the meter was faulty. A municipal spokesman said the Jordaan family had reported the faulty meter, yet the house had not been billed between 2007 and 2015.
Jordaan is at the center of a bribery allegation being investigate by the FBI for his involvement in the bidding and hosting of the World Cup in South Africa in 2010. He was the head of the committee that oversaw South Africa’s 2010 World Cup bid. He and government has denied wrong doing.
Meanwhile the DA’s Athol Trollip has challenged Jordaan to come clean about the Fifa allegations. In an open letter Trollip says it is in the interest of the integrity of Nelson Mandela Bay, the government and his reputation the he immediately lift the veil on allegations of a $10 million bribe paid for the 2010 World Cup.
“You personally oversaw and led an organisation that is now irrefutably implicated in a major international bribery probe. It is confirmed on record, under oath in US Court papers These are allegations of serious impropriety on your watch as Bid committee head,” writes Trollip.