Zimbabwe Rugby Union board fired

The Nyararai Sibanda led Zimbabwe Rugby Union board has been fired.

Action from Zimbabwe v Kenya at hartsfield in Bulawayo PIC: Patience Phiri

The Sports and Recreation Commission wielded the axe after disastrous Gold Campaign in which the sables only won one match and survived relegation.

A press statement from the SRC said:

I write on behalf of the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) Board to inform the nation that at its business meeting convened on 7 August 2017, the President and the Executive Board of the Zimbabwe Rugby Union were suspended with immediate effect. Note that this decision excludes the Chief Executive Officer who is also the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Rugby Union

The Executive Board has ceased to operate as one unit and as such, fissures have been the order of the day due to infighting that has continued to dog Zimbabwe Rugby Union (current) Executive Board since inception in 2016.

This had direct bearing on the performance of Management headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) recently appointed and the National Team.

The SRC does so as a way to protect the rugby loving public from abuse by leadership of rugby which puts forward individual objectives at the expense of the public and brand Zimbabwe. Such Executives forget that the offices are held in trust, hence the need to observe good corporate governance.

Last week, Sport and Recreation minister Makhosini Hlongwane had alluded to the fissures within the board and by the weekend there had been murmurs of drastic action being in the pipeline.

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