CSA’s interim board suspends acting CEO Kugandrie Govender

© Kugandrie Govender

Cricket South Africa’s acting CEO Kugandrie Govender has been suspended by the interim board on Monday (December 14). Pholetsi Moseki, CSA chief financial officer, will take charge in her absence.

Govender was appointed as the acting CEO in August 2019 after Jacques Faul resigned from the post. She will receive full pay on suspension until the matter is resolved.

According to a statement by CSA, the interim board has served a notice of suspension and a disciplinary hearing to Govender with allegations of misconduct during her period as chief commercial officer of CSA and as acting CEO.

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“The hearing is to take place on 28 January 2021, when Govender will be allowed to answer the charges which have been brought against her,” the official statement said.

The notice charges Govender for the part she played in revoking the media accreditation of some journalists in December 2019, for various breaches of the Companies Act, and for her role she played in the dismissal of Clive Eksteen, former head of sales and sponsorships.

“Moseki has agreed to take on this short-term role and we look forward to working with him. The Chair of the IB also addressed CSA staff this afternoon to allay any concerns they may have and to ensure them all of the IB’s support,” the statement further added.