Johannesburg - South Africa's organized crime unit is
conducting a preliminary investigation into bribery allegations surrounding the
2010 World Cup bid after being provided with documents by an opposition
The unit's spokesman, Hangwani Mulaudzi, says a file has
been opened and the unit will decide whether the information calls for a full
Mulaudzi would not describe the documents the Directorate
for Priority Crime Investigation received from the Freedom Front Plus political
Mulaudzi says the unit has "investigators looking into
Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer said in
court documents unsealed Wednesday in the United states that he and other top
officials at FIFA took bribes connected to South Africa's successful bid to
host the 2010 World Cup.
South Africa's government denies it paid bribes.For
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