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SascocSunday Tribune reports that according to axed SA Sports Confederation Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CE Tubby Reddy, more than R6.2m that should have been spent on sports development was wasted on legal fees for a farcical disciplinary inquiry and associated investigations.  

Reddy and two senior Sascoc managers were dismissed last week following the outcome of a disciplinary hearing that found them guilty on various misconduct and maladministration charges.  The hearing also found Reddy guilty of sexual harassment.  It was alleged he had an improper liaison with a fellow employee between 2009 and 2013.  This included requests for a massage on more than four occasions and sending her an “erotic calendar” asking her to identify her “birthday position”.  The Sascoc board, comprising 14 members, was last week divided in accepting the hearing’s findings, with only seven members supporting the resolution to axe Reddy and the other two managers.  The trio have hit back with a slew of counter-allegations against the Sascoc board that recently led to the Minister of Sports and Recreation setting up a commission of inquiry to investigate alleged irregularities at Sascoc. Reddy has also since lodged an appeal against the decision to dismiss him.

  • Read this report by Fred Kockott and Lungani Zungani in full at Sunday Tribune
  • Read too, Axed Reddy vows to challenge dismissal, at The Citizen

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