Tubby Reddy has been sacked as South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee chief executive ©Getty Images

Tubby Reddy has been sacked as chief executive of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) after a lengthy disciplinary process. 

Reddy was suspended by the organisation last July, after SASCOC launched an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

The investigation centered around claims that he sent pornographic material to female colleagues.

It was also claimed that he failed to follow proper labour practice when he appointed a company to investigate SASCOC staff.

Official confirmation from SASCOC is expected to be released later today, but local reports have stated seven of their 14 council members voted in favour of the dismissal.

It is claimed a further six had "no opinion".

Reddy has vowed to fight the sacking, with his legal team saying the official had claimed a Disciplinary Committee process was a "sham".

"At no stage did he present his side of the story to the Disciplinary Committee," the statement read, according to Eyewitness News.

"He notified the Disciplinary Committee that he was ill and was not available on the date of the hearing.

"Two medical certificates were provided - one from a doctor in the DRC (where Mr Reddy was visiting) and another from a local doctor.

"The Disciplinary Committee did not respond to his request to postpone until his health improved.

"The Disciplinary Committee went ahead without evidence from the individual who was standing accused.

"The Disciplinary Committee was a sham and invalid, as it did not follow due process.

"There is no unanimous decision by the Board to dismiss the CEO.

"In fact, there was no majority decision. 

"In a further violation of SASCOC HR policies, [SASCOC President] Gideon Sam has advised Mr. Reddy not to appeal the decision because a senior counsel conducted the disciplinary hearing."

Tubby Reddy's relationship with SASCOC President Gideon Sam had been claimed to have broken down ©SASCOC
Tubby Reddy's relationship with SASCOC President Gideon Sam had been claimed to have broken down ©SASCOC

The statement also claimed that the "flawed process" had cost SASCOC more than ZAR3 million (£180,000/$240,000/€203,000) to remove Reddy from his post.

The SASCOC Board had appointed an independent panel in May to investigate the claims of sexual harassment and they recommended that Reddy be suspended.

It is believed that Reddy's relationship with Sam has been under pressure.

Reddy has reportedly claimed he was spied on at work and at home and that he was being targeted by groups who wanted to gain control of SASCOC.

In a further twist, the female employee who had allegedly made the complaint has reportedly claimed that her email account had been hacked and she had withdrawn her complaint.

Reddy had led Durban's successful bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

But, having been awarded the event in September 2015, the South African city was stripped of the event in March after it failed to meet a series of financial deadlines.

According to Sport24, financial officer Vinesh Maharaj and Jean Kelly, a senior member of SASCOC who worked under Reddy, have also been sacked.

No reason has yet been given for their dismissals, but it has been claimed the pair were given letters yesterday.