Wanderers to close doors this month

2015-07-22 06:00

THE three-month period to wrap up affairs and vacate the premise is up for the historic Pietermaritzburg Wanderers Club which will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

Following a “serious breach of contract”, Msunduzi Municipality decided to terminate the contract with the club.

“Since December 2014, the Msunduzi Municipality made them aware of the serious breach of contract and the fact that they did not have written consent from the Msunduzi Municipality to sub-let. They were afforded an opportunity to submit submission to the office of the municipal manager as to why the agreement of lease should not be terminated. To date no submissions has been submitted,” said acting marketing and communications manager, Nqobile Madonda.

The club was then afforded three months to wrap up their affairs and vacate the premises. Wanderers was among many clubs that operate from the premises. Sporting teams included Standard Cricket Club which has spent R160 000 on maintenance, levelling, establishing a pitch, erecting sight screens, all without municipal assistance. The field is also home to the “Long Donkey” Frisbee team, winners of the National Frisbee Championship.

Madonda said these clubs will operate as normal after entering into a new lease agreements with them.

“Clubs which have sub-lease agreements shall continue and enter into new lease agreements with Msunduzi pending the completion of a competitive bidding process

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.