Former SASCOC chief executive Tubby Reddy allegedly commissioned the SS Griffin report ©Getty Images

Concerns have been raised regarding an allegedly fake report into security measures at the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) as a Ministerial inquiry continues.

The subject of the report was raised by a photographer contracted by SASOC, Wessel Oosthuizen, who spoke to the inquiry.

Oosthuizen reportedly claimed he had been sidelined by the organisation’s former chief executive Tubby Reddy, sacked last month, leading to him missing to events he was due to cover.

He claimed to have been compensated by the organisation after his lawyer contacted SASCOC.

Oosthuizen then raised the issue of the report surrounding security breaches at SASCOC, produced by SS Griffin.

According to Times Live, Oosthuizen questioned where the ZAR200,000 (£12,200/$17,200/€13,800) allegedly used to pay for the report had gone, with suggestions it did not go to SS Griffin Risk Management, who were in the process of deregistering as a company.

The majority of the sum was said to have been paid for by Volleyball South Africa, of which Reddy had held the position as President.

SASCOC also contributed to the total.

"The question I’d like to know, where did this money go to?" Oosthuizen said, according to Times Live.

"It looks like there’s been no SS Griffon‚ so someone received ZAR200,000 (£12,200/$17,200/€13,800) for a fake report."

The report was alleged to have been commissioned by Reddy to debug SASCOC's offices and his own home.

It was claimed Reddy had misinterpreted a meeting held by Gideon Sam, which he chose not to attend, and believed the SASOC President had bugged the offices.

Reddy was sacked as SASCOC chief executive last month, following a lengthy investigation, which also resulted in the dismissals of Vinesh Maharaj and Jean Kelly.

SASCOC President Gideon Sam and former chief executive Tubby Reddy have already been criticised heavily on the opening days of the Ministerial inquiry ©SASCOC
SASCOC President Gideon Sam and former chief executive Tubby Reddy have already been criticised heavily on the opening days of the Ministerial inquiry ©SASCOC

A claim of sexual harassment against Reddy was also made, with the official found guilty of the charge in a report given to SASCOC.

The inquiry was established by South Africa's Sports Minister Thembelani Nxesi in August following a period of turmoil at SASCOC.

It is being led by Judge Ralph Zulman with the support of Ali Bacher and Shamina Gaibie.

Witnesses began giving evidence on Monday (February 12), with a series of current and former SASCOC officials due to participate, as well as representatives from national governing bodies.

Zulman has already claimed the general impression given by witnesses is that SASCOC appears to have been a "dysfunctional" organisation.

Due to the ongoing crisis at the organisation and reports of financial shortages, it has been claimed no SASCOC Board members will attend the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.

At the SASCOC Annual General Meeting earlier this month, Sam expressed his hope the governing body will be able to move on from the case following the inquiry.

He also claimed the dismissal of the three officials was not a "knee-jerk reaction", but admitted SASCOC were in a state of flux.

It is expected that the recently dismissed Reddy, Maharaj and Kelly will appear later in the inquiry.