Media stage walk out at SA World Cup meeting

When none of the members of the Board of Directors of the Local 2010 World Cup Organising Committee had arrived 70 minutes after the stipulated “1 pm sharp” starting time the gathered mediapersons walked out.
Also – should a developing country pay huge sums of money to host the world’s biggest and most expensive global event, the Soccer World Cup, while many of its citizens live in grinding poverty?
William M. Gumede ,associate Editor at Africa Confidential and author of the book Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC says yes.

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