SRC to come up with decision on Zifa suspensions


THE Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) says it will come up with a final decision on the suspension of Zifa officials by Monday.


However, SRC director-general Charles Nhemachena said the decision on the way forward lay with the SRC board.
Nhemachena said they were expecting a report from Zifa on the current developments that saw
the suspension of fellow board members and several officials from the regions by end of business yesterday.

The SRC boss said once he received the report, he would distribute it to board members who would then come up with their views on the way forward.

“It will take about two days for the board to come up with its decision and we hope by Monday we will be issuing a statement on the decision that would have been taken,” Nhemachena said.

He also emphasised that as a board they would not look at only the leadership crisis at Zifa, but take a comprehensive approach to the problems bedevilling the association.

“It is important to note that it’s not just the aspect of leadership at Zifa that should be looked at, but rather a holistic approach to the issue,” Nhemachena said.

“Because if you just look at the leadership and say you want to remove whoever is there, you will
find that you will face the same problems because you will not have dealt with the real cause of the problem.
“You need to look at the bigger picture, a holistic approach to these problems.”

The Zifa officials suspended during a board meeting on Monday include Zifa vice-president Omega Sibanda and board member finance Bernard Gwarada.

Regional chairpersons Musa Mandaza, Piraishe Mabhena (Eastern), Felton Kamambo (Central) and Willard Manyengavana (Northern) were also suspended.

Also suspended were Northern Region secretary Sweeney Mushonga and Matebeleland North provincial chairman Denis Tshuma.


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