FF+ joins Sascoc over Komphela

2008-07-22 00:00

Cape Town — The Freedom Front Plus has joined the call for action to be taken against the controversial chairman of Parliament’s Sport portfolio committee, Butana Komphela.

FF Plus sport spokesman Willie Spies urged Parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete to intervene in the crisis to Parliament caused by the committee.

Spies said yesterday he is to write to Mbete following reports that the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has refused to appear before the committee after Komphela made racist remarks.

Earlier this week, the Democratic Alliance called on Mbete for an investigation into the ‘’unacceptable’’ conduct of Komphela, with DA sports spokesman Donald Lee saying the Sascoc decision reflects on the whole of the sports community’s displeasure with Komphela’s ‘’racially divisive’’ leadership.

Komphela’s comments that Sascoc is packed with whites and Indians who do not understand transformation led to the present impasse, with Sascoc president Moss Mashishi confirming Sascoc’s decision.

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