The Blue Bulls Company has launched a forensic investigation into the alleged fraudulent activities of former high-performance manager Xander Janse van Rensburg.
Janse van Rensburg occupied this position from 2012 until February 2019, when he resigned due to ‘health reasons’.
In a statement, the Blue Bulls Company said it was aware of allegations of fraudulent activity against Janse van Rensburg.
‘The matter is currently being investigated. The BBCo will fully support and respect that procedure, and will therefore make no further comment on the matter until the process is completed.’
According to Afrikaans newspaper Rapport, some of Janse van Rensburg’s alleged illegal dealings include demanding and receiving a R60,000 payment from a current BBC employee to be reappointed in his position, a R1-million tender awarded to a guesthouse that belongs to one of his family members, the use of R50,000 attributed on the books as pocket money for one of the Bulls’ tours of Australasia, and kickback payments made to players and their agents.
After his resignation, a large sum of money was seized in Janse van Rensburg’s office, but no explanation has yet been given of who it belongs to and what it was intended for.
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