WP Rugby apologise for comments made by President Zelt Marais


Western Province Educated Rugby Chairman Ebrahim Rasool has issued a press launch apologising for ideas made by the Union’s President Zelt Marais in a gift interview.

Zelt Marais compelled to apologise

All via a taped dialogue with a journalist Marais alleged that there was widespread propogation of false data referring to the chief parts at Western Province Rugby, whereas furthermore discussing the upcoming swap from Newlands to the Cape Metropolis Stadium, the failed presents to redevelop the enduring flooring and the takeover negotiations with MVM Holdings.

Marais has appeared to have an axe to grind with sections of the information and sports activities actions actions actions actions actions actions actions actions media in South Africa after publications gave airtime to former members of the WPPR board who accused Marais of reckless administration.

The WPRFU President furthermore accused MVM Holdings of conducting secret conferences with the golf gadgets who’re stakeholders contained contained contained in the amatuer union, claiming particular particular particular particular particular person golf gadgets have been provided bribes.

Assertion by WPPR Chairman Ebrahim Rasool

In a written assertion despatched to the media, Rasool acknowledged:”Following a Administration Committee assembly with Mr Zelt Marais, President of the Western Province Rugby Soccer Union (WPRFU), the Board of Western Province Educated Rugby (WPPR), agree and advise that the ideas made by the (WPRFU) President all via a gift media interview have to be withdrawn utterly, with quick impact, and an apology issued for any offence they might have induced.

“We don’t ponder that the ideas in query have been related, nor do serve the pursuits of WPPR and rugby contained contained contained in the Western Province in any constructive methodology.

“In response, Mr Marais expressed regret and agreed that he mustn’t have acknowledged any of the issues that he acknowledged all via that recorded dialogue with the journalist. He, subsequently, withdrew these remarks of their entirety, with none state of affairs, and apologised for any offence which might have been induced to the dad and mom talked about. Mr Marais furthermore agreed that he’ll not work collectively the media on the issues beneath dialogue.

“In its private understanding of the negotiations of the transactions referred to, and the information thereof, the WPPR Board wouldn’t ponder there was any corruption or malfeasance by anyone talked about, deliberately or not, considerably on account of it pertains to monetary proposals made to the Golf gadgets of WP.

“The Board furthermore refutes any suggestion that Mr Andre van de Veen was not duly appointed or renewed as a member of the Board, or that he was not duly mandated, authorised or requested to work collectively contained contained contained in the look for an fairness accomplice.

“Moreover, we reiterate that whereas our impending swap from Newlands to Cape Metropolis Stadium might probably be a bit unhappy – as a consequence of a decades-long historic earlier we’ll depart behind – furthermore it is an thrilling one – for all the enlargement and progress prospects which is able to embrace being primarily based utterly utterly at Cape Metropolis Stadium. It’s nonetheless not a swap we make with any recriminations or beneath any duress.

“On account of the WPPR Board, we now have bought all intentions to place measures in place which is able to minimise, if not utterly eradicate any hazard of a repeat of what not too means as soon as extra occurred.”

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