Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has told Parliament that the re-election of Danny Jordaan as South African Football Association (Safa) boss cost a whopping R6m.
This was revealed in a written response to a parliamentary question posed by DA MP Tsepo Mhlongo.
Jordaan was re-elected unopposed last year after Andile “Ace” Ncobo pulled out of the race.
Mthethwa said the money was raised from private sponsors, and government did not fork out a cent.
All in a day’s work
Five members of the electoral commission that oversaw the election collectively reportedly pocketed R2.1m.
McCaps Motimele scored the lion’s share, walking away with R855,000, while Ntambi Ravele and Mthobi Tyamzashe pocketed R360,000 each.
Abel Ramolotja was paid R315,000 and Bongani Zondi received R247,500, Times Live reported.
More than R3.7m went towards other costs, including flights, conference venue and accommodation.
Safa spent R450,000 flying people to Sandton, Johannesburg, where the conference was held.
Some delegates claimed R138,000 in road travel costs from Safa.
Sound and lighting cost the association more than R310,000, stationery cost R10,000 and Safa paid almost R400,000 to accommodate delegates.