[WORLD CUP 2010]
The notion that organizing the World Cup in South Africa is like organizing it anywhere else is pure fantasy as evidenced by the news that Jimmy Mohlala
, a member of the Nelspruit venue organizing committee and an outspoken critic of corruption in stadium construction contracts, was murdered at his home
Two men wearing hoods were lying in wait outside Mohlala's home in Nelspruit when he was gunned down. His son was also shot but survived.
former vice president of the South African Football Association, headed the local council of Mbombela, where the stadium is being built in Nelspruit for the World Cup.
headlines a year ago when he claimed that construction contracts for the 46,000-seat Mbombela Stadium had been manipulated.
His outspokenness reportedly led to some members of the
ruling African National Congress (ANC) wanting him ousted. A report into the allegations against Mbombela municipal manager Jacob Dladla
was allegedly covered
by ANC allegations.