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Safa AGM retains Northern Cape exco


The names of the successful candidates were published on the Safa website soon after the elections


The whole of the SA Football Association’s Northern Cape based executive, including its national president, Danny Jordaan were on Saturday retained in their positions at the organisation’s four-yearly (quadrennial) elective congress which took place in Gauteng.

The names of the successful candidates were published on the Safa website soon after the elections.

Emma Hendricks, who hails from Upington and also serves in the NEC as well as the provincial executive, received a total 196 votes meaning Hendricks had the fourth largest quota of votes from the delegates who represent 54 regions of Safa.

Safa Northern Cape president Gladwin White received the seventh largest number of votes at the congress at 167 after Ria Ledwaba with 220 votes on the national list followed by Xolile Nkompela (210), Natasha Tsichlas (198), Emma Hendricks (196).

The rest of the national list’s elected members are: Mxolisi Sibam (188), Pooby Govindasamy (186), Gladwin White (167), Gay Mokoena (162), Simphiwe Xaba (158), Mzwandile Maforvane (155), Leonard Shibe (150), Paseka Nkone (119) and Bennet Bailey (101).

This means White will continue to represent the Northern Cape as ex officio member in the Safa national executive committee (NEC).

In the Safa provincial structures White was retained along with Safa Northern Cape chairperson Aubrey Baartman and David Bantu as his deputy.

The vote was overseen by electoral committee chairperson Advocate McCaps Motimele who “commended the manner in which the Safa elections were conducted” and went on to characterise the process as “mature and transparent”. Motimele declared the elections ‘free and fair.’

Jordaan’s re-election comes on the back of at least one confirmed allegation of “sexual misconduct” levelled against the Safa president by Swedish based singer and former South African parliamentarian Jennifer Ferguson. Jordaan has denied the charges.

David Bantu, who heads Safa in the Pixley Ka Seme region of the NC, has of late also faced severe criticisms at home from a “concerned group” of footballers for indefinitely postponing the annual general elections of the Safa affiliated Local Football Association in the Pixley Ka Seme area.