Disgraced former Athletics SA (ASA) president Leonard Chuene bought a Mercedes Benz for R1 from the federation.
His lawyers reportedly said “the car was given to him as part of his remuneration package”. From their comment one has to assume they mean that Chuene was receiving a salary.
But ASA’s constitution states that “the President’s function shall be that of a non-executive President” (Section 3, 20.7). That effectively means that the president should NOT get a salary.
That explains why Chuene has always denied receiving a salary, and why one of his lackeys, shortly before they were booted out of ASA, said Chuene received an allowance and NOT a salary.
But now Chuene’s own lawyers say he got a remuneration package.
This just goes to show that Chuene should have been booted out years ago.
Two events on almost opposite ends of the world – and yet both could have big repercussions on sport in South Africa.
The one was a warning by Fifa, football’s world governing body, telling Iraq’s Olympic Committee to reinstate the national football association board it had dissolved or face suspension.
The similarity with what’s happening at home is frighteningly similar. The SA Olympic Committee, Sascoc, has suspended the board of Athletics SA (ASA) and on Monday finally moved into the federation’s headquarters to take over. Read More…
It’s now just past noon on Wednesday – the deadline given to Leonard Chuene and his Athletics SA board to quit or face criminal charges.
As far as I know, Chuene hasn’t resigned, not that I thought he would.
But let’s see if charges are filed and if there’s any prosecution in the future.
Jacob Zuma, South African president for the past seven months or so, has been named African president of the year.
Either Zuma must be brilliant in his job (in spite of allegedly interfering in the Eskom board fiasco this weekend), or all his continental colleagues are useless. This supposedly “prestigious” prize is inappropriately sponsored by the Kenneth Kaunda Foundation – Kaunda was no glowing example of how to be an African president. Read More…
What a great day for South African sport!
Normally we screw the sportsman over and fall over the administrators. This is a Guy Fawkes to remember.
Is he so stupid to think that we’ve forgotten him apologising for lying? Hmmm, I won’t answer that … mind you, he was addressing Parliament, or more specifically, the sports portfolio committee chaired by his buddy Butana Komphela.
Doesn’t that count as contempt of Parliament?
Anyway, here’s a limerick to that mampara Chuene, who clearly will remain as Athletics SA president until the day he dies!
There was an old fool called Len
Who’s lying to us again
He said he lied
Now he’s denied
For truth he gets zilch outta 10!
French soccer star Franck Ribery can thank his lucky stars that his parents didn’t call him Bob. Can you imagine being listed as BRibery all your life?
Anyway, names can provide a great source of fun when making anagrams. For example, my name can produce amusing terms like: Is a void sad can; A sad vision cad; Disco via a sand.
Check out these other names … enjoy!
Leonard Chuene = Dunce near hole; Endurance hole; A lecher undone; He rode unclean.
Julius Malema = Usual lame Jim
Julius Malema ANC youth league president = Amputate jealously eunuchised maligner; Demi-human argues unpolitely, ejaculates; Creep jealously humiliate unamused gnat.
Athletics South Africa = Shut theatrical fiasco; Testicular faith chaos; Faultiest chaotic rush; Fiasco as ethical truth; A harlot’s caustic thief; Hitler as factious chat; Haul to sarcastic thief.
Peter de Villiers = Reviled reptiles; Idle perverts lie; Vile, rested peril; Edit perverse ill; Retrieve lips led.
Alex Ferguson = Sex fun galore; Engulf or axes; Sex of real gun;
Benni McCarthy = A bench cry mint
Raymond Hack = Am rocky hand
There’s not much of school work I can remember, but one that stands out was the Starndard Seven lessons on Nazi Germany, the rise of Adolf Hitler and one of humanity’s worst dictatorships.
It was fascinating stuff, but I couldn’t comprehend how people could blindly follow a man without showing a sign of rational thinking. The lesson we were supposed to be learning back then is to ensure that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past.
The supporters of Leonard Chuene and Julius Malema could do with a crash course on the rise of Nazism, although they seem to have perfected it already. A meeting by athletes was disrupted at the weekend, and a critic of Chuene emailed me claiming he received a threatening phone call last week. Coincidence or not, but a Nedbank branch in Randburg caught fire this (Monday) morning.
Can’t Chuene see the divisions being caused by his decision to stay?
I hope this matter is resolved permanently soon – surely it can’t continue like this!
Not that we doubted it, but ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema underlined his stupidity by slamming Nedbank for terminating their contract with Athletics SA a year early.
The reason Nedbank pulled out was because of the controversy hanging over ASA because of their inept handling of the Caster Semenya debacle. Now Malema is vowed to mobilise the masses against Nedbank for their withdrawal.
Had Malema bothered to mobilise one or two of his brain cells, he might have remembered that the Constitution of this great country enshrines various rights, including the right of association. Nedbank are surely free to associate with whomever they wish.
ASA president Leonard Chuene, on the other hand, admitted lying to the nation for his role in the Semenya debacle. The Constitution protects access to information, and I would argue that Chuene contravened the Constitution when he lied, and lied, and lied.
Malema instead decides to make this purely about race. What a fool he is – but we knew that already!