Cricket South Africa have appointed retired judge Bernard Ngoepe as the Independent non-executive chairperson of their Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).
The CSA unit was established in December 2013 and reported to the CSA Chief Executive on all administrative functions. Investigations have been and always will be independent of CSA management and henceforth all investigations will be guided by the chairperson of the unit.
‘This appointment underscores our desire for zero tolerance in corruption matters and will remove any doubt that our ACSU investigations are indeed independent of CSA management,’ CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.
‘This position is similar to that of Sir Ronnie Flanagan, who heads the ICC’s ACSU. It includes being the lead person responsible for providing strategic guidance to both the Board of CSA and to the Unit in the execution of its duties and responsibilities.’
The appointment is with immediate effect.
Ngoepe previously served as an acting judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the Supreme Court of Appeal, and was the Judge President of the North Gauteng and South Gauteng High Courts from 1999 until 2012 when he retired after 18 years of service as a judge. He is currently the Chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa).