SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux has been ordered to repay Stellenbosch University R37 million after he lost an appeal to overturn his guilty verdict in the case related to the misappropriation of funds during his tenure at the university, as News24 reports.
Roux worked as senior director in the finance department between 2002 and 2010, and stood accused of manipulating the electronic accounting systems to channel millions into the “unbudgeted expenditure” of the rugby club.
The Arbitration Appeal Tribunal panel said: “Mr Roux’s strategy was in various instances glaringly evasive, consisting, as it did, of reams of bald denials in his ultimately amended plea. His evidence was no different – evasive and argumentative, and smacked of sophism.”
Roux’s former colleague, Chris de Beer, was also accused of misappropriating funds from the club and of being in breach of their employment contracts, The Daily Maverick adds.
Roux must now pay the university R37,116,402 with interest from the date of summons, while De Beer must pay R1,904, 511. They must also pay the university’s legal costs.
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