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Baseball association to hold indaba

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THE Zimbabwe Baseball Association, which is being run by an interim executive, is set to have its board meeting on January 30, where they are expected to set up a date for elections to choose a substantive leadership.

BY Thandiwe Moyo

Since 2014, baseball has been run by an executive led by Morris Banda after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) dissolved the Mandishona Mtasa-led executive.

Banda said they had reached the targets which they were asked to meet by June last year.

“We submitted our constitution to the SRC which was one of the main issues that we were meant to work on as an interim executive,” Banda said. “The SRC have, however, not responded and we are still running as an interim executive. We have set January 30 as the date for our board meeting,” he said.

Banda said at the meeting they would set dates for the annual general meeting with the hope of ushering in a new and substantive executive.

“We hope to get the SRC blessing to hold elections for the new executive,” he said.

As part of their task, the interim executive was directed to help recover equipment that was donated by the United States of America.

“We are negotiating with Mutendi High School for the return of the equipment. They have highlighted their concerns to us and we are trying to reach an agreement with them,” he said.

Mutendi are said to have raised reservations on handing over the equipment to an interim leadership.

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“When the equipment was donated it was sent to schools, but we wanted it to be sent to provinces and from there we identify schools that are centres of excellence,” he said.

The SRC unearthed irregularities in the distribution of the equipment and use of funds by Mtasa and his executive.

Mtasa was the president, deputised by Ibrahim Ralbuh Mase with Charles Kwangwari coming in as secretary-general, while Innocent Mwoyosvi was executive director.

Isaya Chinyama was treasurer, Washington Nyika the development officer with Thembani Moyo in charge of administration.

Currently, Banda is the interim president with Innocent Mwoyosvi his deputy, while Sheila Chikuwi of Manicaland is the secretary-general with Joram Zifunzi as treasurer.

Winmore Mubariri and Washington Nyika were appointed to help with the investigation, while Mase was also co-opted into the investigating team, but declined preferring to take an advisory role in the probe.

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