PSL general manager Derek Blanckensee faces disciplinary committee


Whilst the charges against them are currently unknown the pair will be facing a disciplinary committee on July 19.

The pending disciplinary hearing came to light after a circular sent out by acting CEO Mato Madlala made its way into the hands of the City Press.

The circular dated 6 July 2016 had been distributed to all clubs instructing them who to liaise with in the absence of the two suspended parties.

“Mr Derek Blanckensee and Mr Thami Khuzwayo will not be in office until further notice,” states a section of the circular.

The circular did not divulge any further details regarding the disciplinary matters with Madlala referring all queries of that nature to the head of the legal division Michael Murphy.

Murphy verified that there were measures being taken against Blanckensee and Khuzwayo but would not elaborate on what they were.

“I can confirm that there are disciplinary proceedings against the two names you mentioned, but that does not mean anyone is guilty or innocent as yet. We are going to have a hearing chaired by an independent chairperson,” Murphy told City Press.

“There are strict liabilities in any business and we have to do everything by the book. We always have cases when clubs and players are at fault and we must do the same with the office too."

It is speculated that the hearing may have something to do with improperly registered players last season.