South Africa: Loftus legal crisis

source: IOL
June 09 2010 at 06:44AM
By Zelda Venter
High Court Reporter

It is two days before the start of the biggest soccer spectacular in Africa, and five days before the much-anticipated Group D clash between Ghana and Serbia at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday. Yet a building constructor is in the Pretoria High Court today trying to halt all the World Cup games at the stadium unless the City of Tshwane pays him the outstanding R28.8 million for upgrades he said he had done at the venue.

However, the Tshwane Metro Council has said it will counter this action. It is also considering laying criminal charges against the very same company that upgraded Loftus Versfeld and is now threatening to upset the [continue reading]


  1. When will the politics surrounding sports in South Africa end?
    The world cup of soccer is here, we are no longer waiting. Why cant we just embrace the world like only Africa can?

    Everything is in place and South Africa is alive for the cup.

    Vivi Bafana Bafana, ke nako!

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