Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting president Beresford Williams was once again put under the microscope yesterday when it emerged that he was part of a committee that selected former Thabang Moroe to become CSA’s CEO in 2018, even though Moroe wasn’t qualified for the position.
Williams along with former independent directors, Louis von Zeuner, Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Dawn Makhobo and former Border president Thando Ganda formed the group that interviewed and recommended the disgraced Moroe for the position. Williams is the only one of the committee that still works for CSA.
And while no mention is made about Moroe’s appointment in the summary of Fundudzi’s forensic report which was released last week, it emerged during CSA’s follow-up meeting with Parliament’s portfolio committee for sport, art and culture that there are question marks around the decision.
The committee was given access to the full report last Friday, and on page 234 of the 468-page document, it is revealed that Moroe wasn’t fully qualified to be a CEO.
The DA’s Willem Faber highlighted it as a huge concern, saying: “It’s not that we must appoint nice guys, we need qualified people.
“How does he get appointed as CEO when he doesn’t have the right criteria?
“It’s absolutely clear that the problems in CSA started with the appointment of a CEO who wasn’t qualified for the position.”
CSA’s independent director Marius Schoeman adds: “That was an astonishing finding. The report also indicates that the advertisement [for the post] was also different from the job description.”
Williams wasn’t around to answer about the Moroe appointment having left the virtual meeting with committee – quite rapidly – after being asked to recuse himself.