Zola Majavu closes ASA chapter

2013-06-26 08:37

Athletics South Africa (ASA) administrator Zola Majavu has officially bowed out and told journalists it was time to focus on the criminal charges laid against him by ASA president James Evans.

City Press reported last week that Majavu had quit.

In a press briefing at Sascoc House in Johannesburg last night, Majavu said Evans had opened a criminal case claiming that “I hijacked his company (ASA) in contravention of the Companies Act.”

He said he had completed a police statement and that the case was now in “the hands of (a) senior prosecutor dealing with commercial crime at the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes Court.

“Maybe it is a blessing in disguise that I’m no longer the ASA administrator because I will now have to deal with this criminal case without dragging the name of Sascoc and that of ASA in the mud,” the former Premier Soccer League (PSL) legal head said.

It also emerged Majavu’s services at ASA had been delivered free of charge, but that the South African Sports Confederation and Olympics Committee (Sascoc) had now asked him to bill them for the work he had done in the two months at ASA.

The ASA was suspended by Sacoc this week.

A visibly emotional Majavu was unfazed by possibilities of losing the court case, saying: “If I have to go to jail for what I did for my country, so be it. We are used to the worst.”

Majavu is due to submit a written report to Sascoc soon.

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