Mamabolo set to go scot-free?

2012-12-15 10:23

Johannesburg -  Comrades Marathon winner Ludwick Mamabolo would know by mid-January if the doping charges against him would be withdrawn, according to a report on Saturday.

An independent tribunal reserved judgment on Friday, after Mamabolo's legal team applied for the case against him to be withdrawn, Beeld reported.

Mamabolo tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine after he won the annual 89 kilometer ultra-marathon in Durban in June.

Advocate Gilbert Marcus SC, for Mamabolo, said there were too many mistakes with the process when his client was tested after the marathon.

Marcus reportedly pointed out 14 irregularities to the tribunal.

These included that the officials who supervised the urine tests were not accredited by the SA Institute for Drug Free Sport (Saids), incorrect procedures were followed when Mamabolo was informed he would be tested, and he was left unsupervised for 10 minutes before the test was conducted which was contrary to regulations.

"Mr Mamabolo is the victim of a botched system which, with respect, was rotten from start to finish," Marcus said.

Advocate Jannie Lubbe, for Saids, admitted there were deviations from procedure in 10 of the 14 steps, Beeld reported.

Despite this, the results from the laboratory tests were not disputed by Mamabolo's legal team, he said.

Mamabolo also signed a form indicating he was satisfied with the process, Lubbe told Beeld.


  • nmamabolo1 - 2012-12-15 11:22

    botched.i thought so.Ludy wil always be my champ.Kolobe ya Bjatladi,mashuputja digwere.

  • Lenin Kgokgos - 2012-12-15 11:36

    Champion,we need you to run up next year and proof the devil you are the real winner Ashley is behind you. Kempton Road runner

  • jman.maluleke - 2012-12-15 11:54

    Its because Mamabolo is from Limpopo,

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-12-15 12:38

    Hahaha the black lance armstrong.... obviously here in SA he will get away with it.

  • Lenin Kgokgos - 2012-12-15 13:02

    You train on your own,you refused to be trained by white coach that will spend your prizes. Do it for all black road runners. They will never win comrade ever. - 2012-12-15 14:14

      Hey comrade,ever heard of Bruce Fordyce or Nick Bester or Charl Mattheus? Shut up fool!

  • slp.mulligan - 2012-12-15 14:02

    Hey Michael: like in the rest of the world-we will be in good company eg Armstrong, Ben Tune, the whole Tour de France; the First World Western way.

  • Chuba Chuba - 2013-05-01 10:23

    Praise god mamabolo is free malema is de next,limpopo is under political attach,lol

  • Chuba Chuba - 2013-05-01 10:31

    Mamabolo`s success is limpopo`s joy.drugs or no drugs without training you will not even finish dat race.

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