Snooker association sets record straight

2015-08-05 06:00

I REFER to your article dated 29 July, 2015.

Therein it’s stated that Mxolisi Nkosi says in his letter that the municipality cannot accommodate Pot 147 Snooker Association and that they have been instructed to vacate the premises by Friday. Furthermore, the letter states that only business and persons permitted to be on the property from 1 August are those who have entered into sub-lease agreements with Wanderers and who were paying in terms of their sub- lease agreements.

I wish to point out the following.

• Those who entered into sub-lease agreements with Wanderers Club signed illegal agreements. Wanderers Club, in terms of their lease agreement with the municipality, are not allowed to sublet any portion of land nor portion of their buildings.

• The fact that those who entered into illegal agreements are permitted to remain on the premises.

• Pot 147 Snooker Association refused to sign a lease agreement and pointed out to the Wanderers Club chairman that this was illegal. He then insisted that members of Pot 147 had to join the Wanderers Club. I, as chairman of Pot 147, believe that these payments made by us were user fees for our snooker room.

• Pot 147 Snooker Association is a privately owned club and is not a sporting section of Wanderers Club.

• The snooker association members who are selected to play in matches in Durban and Northern Natal represent Pot 147 and not Wanderers Club.

Finally, I fail to understand how the people who signed illegal lease agreements are allowed to remain on the premises, but Pot 147 members, who refused to enter into an illegal agreement, have been instructed to vacate the property.

The email which I received stated that Pot 147 is a sporting sub-section of Wanderers Club. Prior to the date of the email on 27 July, I, on 22 June, hand-delivered a letter to the municipality stating that our association is a privately owned snooker association.

Brian cliff

Pot 147 SnookerAssociation chairman

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