Sporting clubs kicked out of Wanderers

2015-07-29 06:00
PHOTO:Ian Carbutt

Wanderers chairman Lawrence McKenzie (L) and president Trevor Brown watch club regular Robin Emslie clear stock out of the premisis on Monday.

PHOTO:Ian Carbutt Wanderers chairman Lawrence McKenzie (L) and president Trevor Brown watch club regular Robin Emslie clear stock out of the premisis on Monday.

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THREE of the sporting codes operating from the Pietermaritzburg Wanderers Club have been officially evicted, after only being given a week’s notice, and need to vacate the premises as of 31 July.

Committee members of the bowls, Standard cricket and Frisbee clubs were given notice on Monday, 27 July, that they will no longer have access to the Wanderers Club and they need to vacate the premises by the end of the month.

A letter from the Office of the Municipal Manager states that after the eight-month history with the club, they were given­ ample opportunity to vacate the premises and wrap up their affairs.

“The Msunduzi Municipality cannot be held accountable if the Wanderers Club management committee did not engage and communicate the stance of affairs and the termination of the lease agreement to its various sports sections,” states Mxolisi Nkosi in his letter.

Nkosi said the municipality cannot accommodate Pot 147 Snooker Association and that they too have been instructed to vacate the premises by Friday.

The letter states that the only businesses and persons permitted to be on the property from 1 August, until the municipality decides what to do with the property, will be those who have entered into sub-lease agreements with Wanderers and who were paying in terms of their sub-lease agreements.

Therefore the only persons permitted to be on the premises are Hartshorne (Courts Sports), Craig Allan (Chariots, kitchen and banquet hall) and Andrew Botha, who rents the flat on the side of the main building.

Nkosi said that no alcohol will be served on the property until such time that the municipality is presented with a liquor licence­.

“These persons shall be afforded to remain on the premises until such time council had made a decision.”

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