Ministers, Safa boss Sedibe new members of expanded LOC board

CABINET ministers Nathi Mthethwa and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and soccer boss Leslie Sedibe have been appointed to the board of the 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committee.

CABINET ministers Nathi Mthethwa and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and soccer boss Leslie Sedibe have been appointed to the board of the 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committee.

This was announced yesterday by LOC chairman Irvin Khoza after a decision by the board to accept a recommendation to increase its composition from 25 to 29 members.

Mthethwa is the minister of safety and security and Nkoana-Mashabane is minister of international relations and cooperation. Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele will also serve on the board.

Lawyer Sedibe, who is also the SA Football Association's chief executive officer, will act as company secretary.

Other prominent people serving on the board include Kaizer Motaung, Zwelinzima Vavi, Molefi Oliphant, Tokyo Sexwale, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Jeff Radebe.

Khoza also announced that the board was happy with the report that just over 2,1million applications had been received for World Cup tickets.

"We will be starting with over-the- counter sales for South Africans. We are pleased that category four tickets have been increased from 11 to 29 percent."

The LOC's Danny Jordaan added: "We have received letters from NUM and Cosatu to make World Cup tickets more affordable, so 29percent is good for us."

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