Criminal charges may be filed against former Bulls high performance manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, who has been implicated in fraudulent dealings.
The Vodacom Bulls launched a forensic investigation into the alleged fraudulent activities of Janse van Rensburg, and while the findings of the internal forensic investigation have not been disclosed, it is believed there is enough evidence against Janse van Rensburg for criminal charges to be brought.
Bulls CEO Alfons Meyer told Netwerk24 that they are considering criminal charges against Janse van Rensburg, based on the preliminary findings of the forensic investigation which was presented to the Bulls’ board at a meeting on Wednesday.
‘I can confirm that we are looking into the matter,’ Meyer said. ‘We’ll make an announcement in the next day or two.’
Some of Janse van Rensburg’s illegal dealings allegedly 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, kickback payments made to players and their agents, and paying a schoolboy R1-million to join the union.
Furthermore, Janse van Rensburg reportedly paid for beverages at his wedding and other personal functions with money from the union’s bank accounts without authorisation from his superiors, while the purchase of equipment – like camera lenses, drones and a stack of clothing from a Japanese company – are all on the Bulls’ books, but none of it in the union’s possession.