EP Rugby bribery bombshell
Shocking allegations aired at bail hearing of five fraud accused
When a new chair of finance was appointed to the Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU), the organisation’s vice-president allegedly tried to bribe him with R100,000 to sign off on two falsified invoices.
The alleged plot failed — and on Wednesday Eldridge “Chico” Februarie, the union’s former club affairs manager John Scheepers and deputy president Bantwini Matika, instead lined up in the Port Elizabeth magistrate’s court to face charges of fraud and money laundering.
They have all since resigned or been suspended from their positions.
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