Cricket South Africa on Thursday announced that it has terminated the contract of suspended CEO Thabang Moroe with immediate effect.
Moroe was under investigation since December last year after allegations of misconduct were raised by other board members.
After a lengthy wait for the report of an independent audit into matters at the organisation, CSA said in a statement that the ‘investigation revealed that Mr Thabang Moroe had committed acts of serious misconduct which warranted the sanction of dismissal’.
Moroe’s eventual dismissal comes after weeks of frustrating and disrupting dialogue between him and his lawyers with CSA about his wrongdoings.
‘Mr Thabang Moroe was offered sufficient opportunity to provide representations to the independent forensic auditors and to the board regarding the allegations of misconduct, which opportunity he failed and/or refused to utilise.
‘Ms Kugandrie Govender will continue in the acting chief executive officer role until such time as Cricket South Africa recruits a chief executive officer,’ continued the statement.
Two weeks ago Moroe’s attorney, Michael Motsoeneng Bill, said they presented substantial evidence to the CSA board in defence of Moroe. However, the members rejected it and also denied their request for an independent chair to oversee a disciplinary committee on Moroe’s case.