North West has no confidence in Chuene

2009-11-20 11:46

ATHLETICS clubs in the North West province have passed a motion of no confidence in former Athletics SA president Leonard Chuene, Athletics Central North West (ACNW) has said.

Forty four clubs attended a special general meeting in

Potchefstroom last night.

This followed a report in the Sowetan last week where

ACNW president Adam Motlagale expressed his support for Chuene and rejected SA

Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) intervention in Athletics

SA’s affairs.

“ACNW general manager Ntsokolo Skweyiya scheduled the meeting after

the required number of clubs requested the meeting and submitted motions of no

confidence in Chuene and his ASA board, as well as in Motlagale and his ACNW

board,” ACNW said in a statement.

“A third motion expressed support for the Sascoc process.”

They said the decision came after Motlagale “distributed SMS’s to

them instructing them to boycott the meeting”.

Paul van der Merwe of the SA National Defence Force club was

elected interim president and former Olympic star Hezekiel Sepeng interim deputy


The other interim board members are Philip Mokhutswane, Spring

Phakathi, Moshiadiba Moeketsi, Thabo Kwapa, Jaco Greyling, Lappies Swanepoel,

Rika Odendaal and Desiree Potgieter.

Clyde Stoffberg and the former Olympic

athlete Shaun Bownes were also co-opted.

Van der Merwe and Sepeng will represent ACNW tomorrow at a Sascoc

meeting in Johannesburg.

The interim board has been tasked to arrange the scheduled annual

general meeting for February next year, to review the constitution and to manage

the day-to-day activities in the province.

ASA’s president and board have come under fire for the way they

handled the controversy over athlete Caster Semenya’s gender testing.


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