Cape Town - Athletics South Africa (ASA) has confirmed that the board of KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) has been suspended.
In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, ASA said that KZNA had been placed under administration and that "investigations into possible irregularities relating to the affairs of KZNA" were taking place.
An administrator has been placed in control of affairs at KZNA and to ensure that day to day activities continue at the organisation.
FULL ATHLETICS SOUTH AFRICA STATEMENT
Today Athletics South Africa re-affirmed the suspension of the Board of KZN Athletics (KZNA, as was detailed in a notice sent to them on November 16, 2018.
This effectively places KZNA under administration of ASA and takes effect in accordance to Article 7 read with Article 21.7 of the ASA Constitution. This status will remain in place pending investigations into possible irregularities relating to the affairs of KZNA.
Based on the notice that was served to KZNA, ASA appeared in court on Thursday, November 22, 2018 (today) to defend an interdict against the suspension. The application to interdict was however withdrawn from the court roll. Since no court order against the ASA decision to suspend the Board of KZNA was issued, the suspensions are hereby re-affirmed as standing.
KZNA Board is expected to adhere fully to the terms of the suspension as contained in the notice served on them on November 16, 2018.
An Administrator has now been appointed and will be announced shortly by ASA detailing his role and powers. The Administrator will take care of the office with the staff of KZNA until the matter is finalised to ensure that the day-to-day activities of clubs and athletes continue to operate without disturbance.
ASA would like to assure staff and members of KZNA that there will not be any interruption in the execution of the mandate of the Association and ASA looks forward to them working closely with the Administrator during this interim period for the benefit of the athletes and clubs who are served by the Association.