Corruption Surrounding the World Cup?

Surely not!

The BBC reports on the building of the stadium in Mbombela, and suggests there’s some rather disturbing stuff going on – suspicious deaths, no less. The suggestion is that the tender process for building the stadium was rigged in some way.

Moreover, the report documents the abject poverty that still appears to exist even within the shadows of the stadium – guess we may not have too many blimps taking live TV pictures from up in the air when the games take place then? This is of course very important: What improvement has come about for these local residents who still don’t have running water it seems? Millions has been spent on this stadium, and for what use after the coming month?

It would seem that not even the excuse of a big tournament has allowed the necessary investment in infrastructure often touted as a reason for hosting tournaments…


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