Chuene banned for 7 years

2011-02-18 10:16

Cape Town - Suspended Athletics South  Africa president Leonard Chuene has been banned for seven years from all sport by the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee.

This comes after Chuene, his deputy Kakata Maponyane and board member Simon Dlamini failed to beat Thursday's deadline to appeal against a guilty verdict after the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee found them guilty this week of poor corporate governance, misappropriation of funds and tax evasion.

Maponyane was given a 5-year ban and Dlamini got a 3-year ban.

The defiant trio did not appeal because they say they don't recognise the disciplinary hearing instituted by the macro body.


  • kilo39 - 2011-02-18 10:26

    what about criminal charges being brought against them or are they too well connected.....maybe some more nonsense will crawl out of the woodwork ??

  • Andrez - 2011-02-18 10:27

    "Pass Go" collect your "Stay out of Prison Ticket" for poor corporate governance, misappropriation of funds and tax evasion. JEEEEEZZZZZ !!!!!

      Wessel - 2011-02-18 11:13


      Valis - 2011-02-18 12:57

      Some people really need to lay off the caps lock :P

  • Sedick - 2011-02-18 10:31

    And will criminal charges be laid against them? Must they pay back the money? Hopefully both, but probably not. Watch out for them in National/central government........

  • troppie - 2011-02-18 10:37

    Redeployment...the corrupticians will need his talents elsewhere...

      keaneharvey - 2011-02-18 12:12


      Jannie - 2011-02-18 12:47

      Yes, I agree 100%. He will shortly be appointed somewhere else in a very senior position. I just wonder about his funds? How much will he be paid because he was fired?

  • Hein - 2011-02-18 10:38

    Good riddance of bad rubbish!

  • jevoixtout - 2011-02-18 10:39

    "Banned from all sports". It's official !!!!!! Corruption is now a national sport and records are broken almost daily. Stay tuned as the competion is hotting up. And yes, the rules stipulate the ref can be bought, bribed or blackmailed. Use all three and bonus points apply.

  • Colin - 2011-02-18 10:43

    Being banned from sport, I can see a huge promotion coming up shortly. The trio now have an ANC honors degree to be elected to something where they can steal even more and get bigger and better cars. Have VIP seats at the ICC cricket world cup and fly business class to all venues.

  • zulufox - 2011-02-18 10:46

    How about a life ban?

  • BigMoose - 2011-02-18 10:50

    Why have no criminal charges been laid against them?

  • amabok - 2011-02-18 10:56

    The ANC should also be banned again on the same grounds as this maggot

      Jannie - 2011-02-18 12:50

      Just remember, anyone banned is reinstated in a higher position. Do you want that to happen with the ANC?

      Valis - 2011-02-18 12:59

      What position is higher than heaven?

  • JCTF - 2011-02-18 10:58

    Yes, I suppose I could go around not recognizing the traffic department and therefore not pay my fines.

  • Coffeeor Me - 2011-02-18 11:08

    Shame! on you guys, give him another chance.

      Sheppy21 - 2011-02-18 11:19

      Give him another chance so he can ruin another ahletes life?? Steal more money??? Bankrupt the ASA even further???? And on top of it all, not even pay his taxes so that we poor working taxpayers have to support him???? Come on dude!!

      billfrog - 2011-02-18 11:41

      You must be his toy boy, to say that Coffeeor Me!

      fwallrustitie - 2011-02-18 12:22

      @ sheppy and thick frog. SARCASM........ learn to recognise it!!!

      billfrog - 2011-02-18 12:25

      F@ckwallrustotie shut up!!

      fwallrustitie - 2011-02-18 12:54

      Wow. Coffee or Me must be killing themselves laughing. Billfroggy dude, you drop a naive comment with aggression to Coffee, and then react like this to me as well. Wow, hit the chill pill mate. PS, quite a few people here use sarcasm as they are gatvol dealing with, and listening, to stoopid people in government, industry, and social circles.

      fwallrustitie - 2011-02-18 13:00

      Anyway, perhaps, my comments were a tad insulting as well. My bad.

  • amabok - 2011-02-18 11:17

    South Africa's next president enter stage left

  • ramnagel - 2011-02-18 11:35

    Chuene exemplifies the biggest problem with affirmative action: if you give people an unfair advantage, they will exploit it. Chuene got caught (and merely rapped across the knuckles) but how many other executives across the country are screwing up royally, and yet are untouchable because of their political affiliations and the plain fact that they have black skin? These black executives have a truly frightening sense of entitlement. The horror is that we are getting used to incompetent black people in positions of power. We just say, "Welcome to Africa!" when we should actually be actively working to get rid of them. I feel sorry for all those competent black people out there, the lucky few who were able to somehow get a decent education. These incompetent "brothers" of theirs are giving the whole lot a bad name. How the hell are we supposed to get rid of these jumped up clowns, these clueless, greedy, uneducated, know-nothings who are being led around as if they were retarded, and helped every step of the way in order to cover up the fact that they are useless, stupid, greedy trailer-trash idiots?

      sgodfrey - 2011-02-18 11:41

      With your vote - no other way

      Rory - 2011-02-18 12:03

      Well said Sir! Well said. Sad yet 1000% truth. This is a disease that will be the downfall of our country. Pity the "masses" are too stupid or couldn't care or are hoodwinked too easily to see the light...

  • ardeola7 - 2011-02-18 11:46

    I think he should have gone to prison.

  • roboman1 - 2011-02-18 12:01

    they should join CSA, there Majola will probably enjoy the company. In cricket these days its OK to pay yourself your own bonuses, the enquiry committee exonerates you as long as you promise them the next presidency of CSA

  • Nintendo - 2011-02-18 12:01

    LOL!! his deputy's name is Kakata!! which i'm told translates to pick-pocketer lol!!!

  • Foxx - 2011-02-18 12:18

    The trio don't recognise the disiplinary hearing. what a crock of shit. Why don't you, because of what? Appeal then,go to court, oh right more of the truth will come out and you cannot have that. Chuene, you are an idiot, born an idiot will always be an idiot.

  • Turkey eater - 2011-02-18 12:22

    I know somebody who need a stealing, cheating gardener - maybe the monkey should apply....

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-02-18 12:26

    What about going to jail

  • resentphil - 2011-02-18 12:30

    Seven years is just a nice long holiday for him. The money he stole will easily see him through that period, and then he'll be welcomed back to do it all over again!

  • Thipe - 2011-02-18 12:34

    Only God can judge them we don't know the conspiracy behind this whole saga. Thipe Phanuel Matlala

      Stephan - 2011-02-18 12:46

      Who's God Thipe? The God of senseless thieves and politicians? Maybe yes, because I dont want the God I serve to even be in the same universe as these bunch of thugs!!! I want to vomit every time I see this "buddy-buddy" of the ANC and their cronies...

      Sedick - 2011-02-18 12:49

      now it is a conspiracy? - crap. God can judge them in the after-life. They should be judged now, and sent to jail. They were found guilty by the internal enquiry, and now should be tried in a court of law..........

      Jannie - 2011-02-18 12:59

      Are you now also jumping on the Gospel-train? Sorry, I forgot, he will go to heaven because he is a member of the ANC. If he lost his membership card and is therefore not allowed through the gates, I can just see them Toi-toiing, burning tyres and damaging the gates to heaven.

      Valis - 2011-02-18 13:01

      Oh bugger it, there are no gods. They need to be judged and punished here on earth.

      ramnagel - 2011-02-18 13:02

      What a silly thing to say. Why do you think we have a justice system, courts, and police? Real people are the only ones that can judge others. I don't see God curing AIDS or feeding starving people. Prayers never filled anyone's stomach. God has a habit of doing nothing at all while his followers keep on making excuses to themselves to explain away all the injustice and suffering happening around them. Wake up. God is an excuse invented by ordinary people. People need to solve their own problems in this world, not a "God." Stop using religion to make excuses for Chuene and others like him.

      PB - 2011-02-18 14:57

      There is non so blind as those who will not see.. The only conspiracy involved is the conspiracy among Chuene, Maponyane and Dlamini in enriching themselves at the expense of the athletes who put in years of effort, training and dedication. Those athletes who will never again have the opportunity to compete while they were at their peak, because of these dumb corrupt asses who could only think of themselves.

  • WillF - 2011-02-18 13:03

    Where are all his supporters now? Calling all those who were against him as racist and anti Casta? He was the one destroying Casta. There is to much blimd support for individuals who appear wealthy or in power, or appear as though they have power.

  • dejabu78 - 2011-02-18 13:40

    They'll just be moved to other ministries so what's the point? It doesn't change anything, its just a feeble attempt by the ruling party to look tough. no one is fooled! Deja bu

  • tiotudg - 2011-02-18 14:24


  • StaalBurgher - 2011-02-18 14:28

    So... when do we see jail time? They are involved in fraud and as far as I know that includes jail time.

  • Superdude - 2011-02-18 14:37

    Forgive me but wasnt Chuene found guilty of financial corruption? Shouldnt that come with a jail term? Add to that, he collected a salary for 18 months while he was this back please, and go directly to jail, scum!

  • Superdude - 2011-02-18 14:38

    Forgive me but wasnt Chuene found guilty of financial corruption? Shouldnt that come with a jail term? Add to that, he collected a salary for 18 months while he was this back please, and go directly to jail, scum!

      PB - 2011-02-18 14:46

      You forget - he is ANC, so the normal laws does not apply.

  • Chris - 2011-02-18 14:46

    Sorry but are they gonna charge him and make him repay the money! They must charge the man!

  • Nonbeliever - 2011-02-18 17:51

    What a waste - banning them. Lock them up for the period of the ban and then see if they are still so defiant. Arrogant pricks.

  • terry47 - 2011-02-18 23:04

    This guy Chuene is real arrogant person. I heard on the news earlier that he is appealing to the High Court & I would like to know who pays for this gross waste of the courts time.

  • Batonage1000 - 2011-02-19 12:34

    They should go to JAIL. Forget about banning them!

  • Joe - 2011-02-20 03:42

    If this fool got 7 years, what should Mbeki get? A Hundred?

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