GUís internal wars reach High Court

Some disgruntled supporters have taken the club to court
Some disgruntled supporters have taken the club to court


The club was rocked by internal fights in the build up to last July’s annual general meeting (AGM) in which a new committee was ushered in. Some club members had expressed reservations over the eligibility of some of the candidates including chairperson, Rapula Okaile. There were reports some members were calling for the AGM and elections to be postponed because they felt the meeting did not form a quorum as per the club constitution.

The elections went ahead, but the club has never known peace since then.  The committee however stood firm and argued that they were voted for by the majority at the AGM. They also argued that the clause, which talks about forming a quorum, has always been waived and therefore see no reason why it could not be done at this year’s elective meeting.

The disgruntled members however threatened to approach the courts and have since proceeded with their action. Their argument is that the July meeting did not form a quorum and therefore be nullified together with all the decisions taken there. The club has been given five days, from yesterday, to respond to the notice from which a trial date will be set. “Yes we have received the notice.  We will sit down and see how we deal with the issue. They are saying the AGM did not form a quorum and should be nullified,” the club chairperson, Okaile said yesterday.

The GU case follows that of city rivals, Township Rollers, which threatened to tear the club apart.  BMC also went to court with some of the members who were challenging the transfer of ownership of the club to Daroush Ghodrati. The BMC case was however later settled at the courts and the club is under new ownership trading as Gilport Lions. The Rollers issue on the other hand takes a new twist every time with the rival camps failing to agree on lasting solutions.   Mochudi Centre Chiefs, who have also tried to take the route to professionalism are also reportedly facing difficult situations from some members who feel some procedures have not been followed. Their issue however has not yet reached the courts.

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