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Bosso chairman accused of fueling tension, division

by Steward Jubane, Sports Reporter
27 Jan 2021 at 11:46hrs | Views
Highlanders board chairman Luke Mnkandla has been accused of fueling tension and division by the board and generality of club members after allegedly taking sides with one of the candidates vying for chairmanship, Kenneth Mhlophe.

Mhlophe ought to have faced the challenge of Johnfat Sibanda in next month's elections which have however been frozen due to the Covid-19 pandemic after the club's application for waiver was turned down.

According to an impeccable source, club lawyers, Ncube and Partners law firm,  were consulted on the way forward especially the position of the incumbents whose positions are being contested and they were advised that in terms of article 10.3, they automatically step down.

"The lawyers also advised that in line with the constitution,  the vice-chairman will act as chairman while the board, in their position as custodians of the club,  will then have to co-opt three members to the executive.  Remember under normal situation, the executive does the cooption but that can not happen now because only two members of the executive will remain," said the source.

However, Mnkandla is said to have had none of that as he wanted his con, Mhlophe to continue in office till elections are held.

He, without consulting his board colleagues, sought legal advice from none club lawyers all in an effort to have his way.

"Mnkandla is a divisive element in that board, he wants to behave like an executive board chairman when in fact he is not. He doesn't have ethics at all, this is why he was always with Mhlophe when he was campaigning in 2017 for the 2018 elections,  who does that, only him I guess," said the source.

Efforts to contact Mnkandla yielded no results as his mobile phone was continuously unreachable.

Mnkandla was one of the executive committee members who were booted out of office by members before their term ended in the late 80s.

Source - Steward Jubane

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