While it was reported that the Proteas believe the strapping on Warner's hand helped alter the condition of the ball, former Australia pace bowler Ryan Harris, who used to be Warner's teammate, brushed aside South Africa's supposed allegations.
The Aussie star could be seen with heavy strapping on his hands on Saturday as he was fielding in South Africa's first innings.
"Questions will be asked". The day before the Port Elizabeth Test, social media posts, including one by a reporter (who is not working on this game) with the host broadcaster SuperSport shared photographs of fans making Williams' masks and of a songbook with lyrics containing vulgar and derogatory language.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) wishes to distance itself from the alleged action of certain officials in associating themselves with fans wearing masks representing the face of Sonny Bill Williams, which conduct is seemingly related to the David Warner/Quinton de Kock incident during the opening day of the second Sunfoil Test match at St. George's Park.
Eksteen is CSA's head of commercial and marketing, while Kazi is the body's head of communications.
Warner was hit with three demerit points and fined 75 per cent of his match fee after he was caught on CCTV in a stoush with Quinton de Kock.
"'On behalf of CSA I extend my honest apologies to the Board of Cricket Australia (CA), its officials, team management, players and their families, ' commented CSA President Chris Nenzani".
Warner's wife was involved in a tryst with New Zealand rugby player Sonny Bill Williams over 10 years ago.
Altaaf Kazi was one of the CSA executives pictured with the fans and attempted explained what happened stressing the photo didn't mean they entirely supported the masks. The masks have since been banned again.
It means the opener will automatically cop a suspension if charged by the ICC during the next two years.