Cricket South Africa dismisses Kugandrie Govender
By Sarita Dey
on Sun Aug 01 2021
Cricket South Africa on Saturday announced the dismissal of former acting CEO Kugandrie Govender. Kugandrie was dismissed with immediate effect bringing an end to a lengthy disciplinary process. Following the disciplinary actions that date back to December 2019.
Govender was suspended from the post in December 2020. Her suspension came only four months after former CEO Thabang Moroe was fired over allegations of misconduct.
Govender was under scrutiny for the role she played in revoking the accreditation of journalists in December 2019 and for breaches of the Companies Act.
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The Chairperson of the Disciplinary Tribunal, Advocate Terry Motau SC, imposed a sanction of immediate dismissal, having regard inter alia to the seriousness of Ms. Govender’s misconduct.
The breach of trust, and including the fact that a continued working relationship between Ms. Govender and CSA would no longer be possible.
The case against Govender was the last of the pending disciplinary matters that CSA had to conclude.
The fact that the matter has been concluded is also a necessary step towards ensuring that CSA enters a new trajectory of firmly focusing on serving the game of cricket and repositioning its relationship with its stakeholders and partners.