Wanderers to close doors this month

2015-07-22 06:00

THE three-month period to wrap up affairs and vacate the premise is up for the historic Pietermaritzburg Wanderers Club which will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

Following a “serious breach of contract”, Msunduzi Municipality decided to terminate the contract with the club.

“Since December 2014, the Msunduzi Municipality made them aware of the serious breach of contract and the fact that they did not have written consent from the Msunduzi Municipality to sub-let. They were afforded an opportunity to submit submission to the office of the municipal manager as to why the agreement of lease should not be terminated. To date no submissions has been submitted,” said acting marketing and communications manager, Nqobile Madonda.

The club was then afforded three months to wrap up their affairs and vacate the premises. Wanderers was among many clubs that operate from the premises. Sporting teams included Standard Cricket Club which has spent R160 000 on maintenance, levelling, establishing a pitch, erecting sight screens, all without municipal assistance. The field is also home to the “Long Donkey” Frisbee team, winners of the National Frisbee Championship.

Madonda said these clubs will operate as normal after entering into a new lease agreements with them.

“Clubs which have sub-lease agreements shall continue and enter into new lease agreements with Msunduzi pending the completion of a competitive bidding process

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