Lees jou gunsteling-tydskrifte en -koerante nou alles op een plek teen slegs R99 p.m. Word 'n intekenaar
Sport
Jooste’s horses banned from July

The main sponsor of the Durban July, Vodacom, as well as the regulating body The National Horseracing Authority (NHRA) have assured the Public Servants Association (PSA) that ex-Steinhoff boss Markus Jooste’s horses will not take part in the upcoming prestigious Durban July on 7 July.

The PSA, in letters to both Vodacom and NHRA last week, demanded that the two bodies exclude his horses from the event, as he could earn millions should horses registered in his colours take part.

Jooste was fingered in what was dubbed “accounting irregularities” at Steinhoff International Holding, which lost billions of public servants’ pensions invested through the Public Investments Corporation (PIC) on behalf of Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF).

In response to the PSA’s demand, both Vodacom and NHRA wrote to the PSA and confirmed that no horses under Jooste’s colours are currently registered with the NHRA, and therefore his horses will not be participating in the Vodacom Durban July.

“The PSA represents more than 240 000 public servants, which mostly belong to the GEPF,” said PSA General Manager Ivan Fredericks.

“Given the assurance from Vodacom and NHRA, the PSA will call off its intended protest march at the Durban July horse race. However, the PSA’s resolve to hold Jooste and the executive of Steinhoff accountable for the loss of public service employees’ investments still stands.

“The PSA has a responsibility to its members and the nation to use whatever means legally to recoup the losses and, more so, to play a bigger part in rooting out corruption and maladministration which enrich the elite, while the hardworking public servants and the poor continue to suffer.”

MyStem: Het jy meer op die hart?

Stuur jou mening van 300 woorde of minder na MyStem@netwerk24.com en ons sal dit vir publikasie oorweeg. Onthou om jou naam en van, ‘n kop-en-skouers foto en jou dorp of stad in te sluit.

Ons kommentaarbeleid

Netwerk24 ondersteun ‘n intelligente, oop gesprek en waardeer sinvolle bydraes deur ons lesers. Lewer hier kommentaar wat relevant is tot die onderwerp van die artikel. Jou mening is vir ons belangrik en kan verdere menings of ondersoeke stimuleer. Geldige kritiek en meningsverskille is aanvaarbaar, maar hierdie is nie ‘n platform vir haatspraak of persoonlike aanvalle nie. Kommentaar wat irrelevant, onnodig aggressief of beledigend is, sal verwyder word. Lees ons volledige kommentaarbeleid hier

Kontak Eikestad Nuus Kontak ons
Stemme

Hallo, jy moet ingeteken wees of registreer om artikels te lees.