17 June 2022 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) has vehemently rejected and dismissed a claim that is circulating on social media about the Elective Congress to be held on June 25.

The social media post claims SAFA president Danny Jordaan called the SABC to inform the public broadcaster that presidential candidate Ria Lebwaba is withdrawing from the race.

The Association wishes to state categorically that no one at SAFA contacted the SABC. SAFA’s position has always been that candidates are able to campaign freely without interference. It is unfortunate that these falsehoods have been placed in the public domain and SAFA rejects them.

SAFA has noted the misinformation around the Elective Congress that is being circulated and rejects this attempt to undermine the process.