Danny Jordaan and Mama Joy

Danny Jordaan and Mama Joy. Image via X @joychauke5

‘Please don’t go’: Mama Joy resolute in her support for Danny Jordaan

Former Orlando Pirates superfan Mama Joy is begging Safa president Danny Jordaan not to resign following fraud allegations.

Danny Jordaan and Mama Joy

Danny Jordaan and Mama Joy. Image via X @joychauke5

Joy Chauke, also known as Mama Joy, is standing her ground in her support for the South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan.

On Friday, 8 March, following a raid by the Hawks at the Safa headquarters, the popular superfan expressed her support for Jordaan.


In an X post she shared a photograph of herself and the Safa president with the caption: “Hands Off Danny Jordaan.”

Despite the backlash, Mama Joy is unwavering in her support for Jordaan. She wrote another post on Sunday, begging him not to resign.

“Please My President Dr Jordaan, Don’t even think of Resigning , Finish your term with Dignity. Thanks for reviving Bafana and Banyana. Please don’t Goooo ⁦@SAFA_net⁩ ⁦@BafanaBafana⁩ ⁦@Banyana_Banyana⁩. I Enjoy watching them [sic].”


The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit raided the Safa headquarters after executing search and seizure warrants over allegations of fraud and theft amounting to R1.3 million.

According to Gauteng Hawks spokesperson, Colonel Katlego Mogale, the allegations stem from incidents between 2014 and 2018, where Jordaan allegedly used the organisation’s resources for personal gain.

“These include hiring a private security company for his personal protection,a public relations company without authorisation from the SAFA board.

“The president is also reported to have violated SAFA statutes thus prejudicing SAFA an actual loss of R1.3 million.

“During the search, a laptop, external hard drives, a USB and documents were seized,” Mogale added.


In response, Safa said the raid was “unfortunate and a shame to our law enforcement agencies.”

“The Hawks are claiming allegations of fraud and theft amounting to R1,3 million. Safa is well aware of the amount and is satisfied that it was for services rendered, for which contracts can be provided.

“We want to set it out from the onset that we believe the search was unlawful, malicious and not conducted in terms of the directives of a warrant given to us.

“We were not furnished with all the documents prescribed by law. The documents that were furnished by the Hawks during the shameful raid were incomplete and unlawful. We contend that it was done deliberately and intentionally in order to action this malicious action,” the football organisation said.

Safa threatened to bring a formal complaint and to sue the Hawks for defamation of character for mentioning Jordaan’s name.

“We will further institute civil action for defamation of character against those involved in the naming of the SAFA President’s name in an ongoing investigation. We contend that this is unethical and unlawful as the police never mentioned anyone’s name in matters that are under investigation.

“We believe, unfortunately, that these members of the police have been compromised and are being used in the callous abuse of state resources. Let us reiterate, there is no money missing from Safa.”