Rollersí boardroom fight far from over

Boardroom issues: Two camps have claimed control of Township Rollers with the three year- old feud seemingly far from over
Boardroom issues: Two camps have claimed control of Township Rollers with the three year- old feud seemingly far from over

The fight for the control of beMOBILE Premiership giants, Township Rollers is far from over as warring parties are not ready to cede, both insisting they are in charge.

The High Court last Thursday ruled that the society and not the commercial arm, Township Holdings, must run the club.

Township Rollers attorney, Kgosietsile Ngakaagae issued a press statement over the weekend, saying the Walter Kgabung-led committee was legitimate as it was elected in accordance with the society’s constitution.

“It is critical to note that the judgment of the High Court in no way dealt with the legitimacy or otherwise of the current executive committee of the Society which, for the record, was elected in terms of the Society’s constitution.

“Accordingly, the legitimacy of the current executive committee remains un-impugned and is not in question,” Ngakaagae said.

The ruling came after some disgruntled members, including former Botswana Premier League chairperson, Spencer Mmui took the club to court over the engagement of Township Holdings in the running of the affairs of the club.  After the ruling, Mmui said they were prepared to meet with the current executive committee and map the way forward.

Mmui told Mmegi Sport yesterday that his camp has no knowledge of the contents of the press release issued by Ngakaagae.

“I only heard of the press release on Friday. I don’t know its details and in what capacity the statement was released,” he said.

He further said his committee is the legitimate committee that should run the affairs of the club, as was decided by the court.

He said he does not understand why the Kgabung committee would be regarded as legitimate when it was not voted at a meeting called by the chairperson of the society as per constitutional requirements.

“An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is called by the chairperson through his secretary general and I am the chairperson. “I did not call any meeting so they (Kgabung and company) are not the legitimate committee. The other thing is that everything we do is in line with the court ruling.

“If anyone tries to do otherwise, they will be in contempt of court,” Mmui said.  The two parties were set to hold meetings yesterday in a bid to reach common ground to a drawn out saga that has dragged on for three years.

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