ASA grant KZN athletics time

2011-10-18 21:10

Johannesburg - Athletics South Africa (ASA) on Tuesday said it would give KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) time to act on an independent audit's findings into allegations of corruption at the province.

The independent audit looked into expenses incurred for the National Youth Run, and costs on development programmes incurred during September and November, 2010.

The national athletics body said it received a report at its board meeting on Saturday on the steps taken by KZNA.

ASA said in a press statement that two suspended officials implicated in the audit's findings had resigned before they could face a disciplinary hearing.

Further steps taken by the provincial body, the statement said, included the appointing of a new treasurer and new signatories to KZNA's bank accounts.

"The other recommendations made by the auditors have been complied with," it said in the statement.

"The matter has been reported to the South African Police Service."

KZNA is further co-operating with the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund’s compliance department, ASA said.

"It was agreed that KZNA will be given an opportunity to deal with the matter and will report any further developments to Athletics South Africa."