Chuene’s ASA car costs mere R1, says report

2010-02-24 09:49

Former Athletics SA (ASA) boss Leonard Chuene bought a car – an E

Class Mercedes-Benz – from the embattled organisation for just R1 in 2004, eNews

reported yesterday.

The revelation was made to the broadcaster during an interview with

ASA’s administrator, Ray Mali.

Mali said he made the discovery while going through the minutes of

previous ASA board meetings. He also discovered that three other cars were sold

to ASA officials for R1 each.

ASA’s previous board was removed from office for alleged financial

mismanagement and their handling of athlete Caster Semenya’s gender verification


“It’s just a transaction by the board. Some members of the board

just stood up and proposed that the cars be sold to Leonard and others to

certain individuals,” Mali told eNews.

He also established that ASA was still paying for the licensing of

the car in Chuene’s possession and he is now investigating whether the car was

sold to him irregularly.

In a written response to ASA’s legal enquiry, Chuene’s lawyers said

the car was given to him as part of his remuneration package.


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