Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer star's killing
Wearing masks because of the coronavirus and with their arms folded and heads bowed, they were charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery and firearm offenses. It cast doubt on an announcement by police on Monday — the sixth anniversary of Meyiwa's killing — that they had arrested the five that morning in operations in two provinces. A man arrested for Meyiwa's killing in the days after was released due to a lack of evidence. The case appeared to be slipping away from police, who established a “cold case team” in 2018. Police minister Bheki Cele announced the “major breakthrough” in the Meyiwa case and the arrests on Monday but declined to disclose details of the investigation.
FIFA to AP: Infantino should remain president during probe
LONDON Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country's attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption. There is nothing preventing the president from performing his duties, FIFA said in a statement to the AP. The FIFA president is subject to a criminal investigation by the Swiss judicial authorities," FIFA said, but he has not been charged nor is he guilty of anything. FIFA is convinced that at the end of the current investigations it will be confirmed that the FIFA president didnt do anything wrong by performing his fiduciary duties and meeting the attorney general of Switzerland, FIFA said.
Paris trial of Diacks exposes dark backdrop of golden era
Former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack, center, arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, June 8, 2020. Lamine Diack jetted the world and rubbed shoulders with VIPs. The most conspicuous absentee was his son, Papa Massata Diack, who lives in Senegal and didn't travel to Paris for the trial. He conducted himself like a thug," Lamine Diack said in court. Prosecutors asked the court for a 4-year prison term and a fine of 500,000 euros ($562,000 ) for Lamine Diack.
Fresh Swiss investigation targets ex-FIFA president Blatter
FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 19, 2018, former FIFA President Joseph Blatter in Moscow, Russia. According to documents Saturday June 13, 2020, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the target of a new investigation in Switzerland for suspected criminal mismanagement of soccer funds. The Swiss federal prosecution office did not immediately reply to a request for comment from the AP. The Swiss prosecution document does not directly link the timing of FIFAs $1 million payment with the general election in Trinidad and Tobago. A second Swiss criminal proceeding has been open against Blatter since September 2015 related to FIFA payments to former UEFA president Michel Platini.