Africa Netball accused of botched elections

The Africa Netball (AN) board says it has resolved to work towards finding sponsors for AN PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The Africa Netball (AN) board says it has resolved to work towards finding sponsors for AN PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Accusations of a flawed election process have marred the leadership of Africa Netball (AN), raising concerns over the legitimacy of recent elections held during the organisation's Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Gaborone.

Despite Africa Netball having 14 members, the just-concluded elections saw the reinstatement of the previous board, with only seven members participating as voting members. Notably, Botswana (Malebo Raditladi-Nkgakile), South Africa (Cecilia Molokwane), Namibia (Rebekka Goagoses), Kenya (Immaculate Kabutha), and Zambia (Martha Sichone) were the sole attendees at the AGM and exercised their votes.

A source told MmegiSport that the five countries voted in unison, each choosing other contenders. Consequently, all candidates received 5/7 votes, highlighting a curious dynamic in the electoral process. Meanwhile, the president of Zimbabwe Netball, Leticia Chipandu, withdrew from the presidential race, adding intrigue to the unfolding events.

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