Shock after Kings CEO quits

2012-12-11 17:20

Cape Town - The Eastern Province Rugby Union has reacted with shock after the resignation of its CEO, Anele Pamba.

Pamba was the EPRU Deputy President in 2008 and agreed to take up the interim CEO position in 2009, up until such a time when the Kings gained ascendency into Super Rugby - which happened this year.

EP Kings president Cheeky Watson paid tribute to Pamba’s contribution over the years.

"Of course this decision comes as a shock to many of us, and certainly Anele’s enthusiasm and dedication will be sorely missed. However, we cannot prevent him from wanting to pursue other avenues and projects and we certainly wish him well in his future endeavours," Watson told the RuggaWorld website.

General Manager, Charl Crous, will act in the CEO position until a full-time replacement is found.


  • ruan.smith.14 - 2012-12-11 17:36

    Pity to see him go. EP rugby on the rise!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-11 17:54

      Take the money and run...

      francois.snyman.98 - 2012-12-11 17:54

      I would also prefer NOT to work with Watson. May he move on to a better place and may the Kings be saved from Watson.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-11 17:56

      I wouldn't want to stay and watch the massacre either...

      grootrot.vanzyl - 2012-12-11 20:27

      He most probably could not get 20 players of colour to play for the Kings. Cheeky, Luke can count as a PDI and then you will still need another 11 PDIs in your team to convince us the circus that you are going to dish up next year was all for development.

      shaun.miekle - 2012-12-11 21:19

      One black who doesn't like Watson

      ronald.schwartz.716 - 2012-12-12 09:56

      Ask the Kings for the real reason - goodbye to another fatcat

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-12-11 18:11

    maybe he woke up?

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2012-12-11 18:43

      what a picture. just like the okes in parliament

  • simone.dechandra.7 - 2012-12-11 18:14

    anele is a girls name!!

      anele.kunene.52 - 2012-12-11 20:02

      dont talk about things you know nothing of. chop

  • tresso.sven - 2012-12-11 18:17

    I see Mr Watson is getting rid of the smokescreen and is taking over the running of EP rugby.Watson is to rugby what Malema was to the Ancyl. Let's hope they have the same career path.

  • bennie.theunissen.3 - 2012-12-11 19:02

    Good move Anele! Let this farce called EP Rugby go down in flames!!

  • nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-12-11 19:53

    the watsons prob cut his share of the "development" money, so he is moving elsewhere

  • honestraymond2003 - 2012-12-11 21:24

    And as usual, idiots resort to racism! Race here, race there, always about race!

      Flemstone - 2012-12-11 22:02

      So when people discuss race issues, they're immediately branded as racists? EP/Southern Kings promised to develop local talent and players of colour. They've failed to do this. So who exactly are the racists, us or Watson and co? This bloke fulfilled his part of the agreement, EP has now got a super rugby team. He clearly doesn't want to be part of this farce.

  • steveroodt - 2012-12-12 07:05

    When are the Watson's leaving that is my question

      mack.myburgh - 2012-12-12 15:21

      soon as the money runs out

  • ronald.schwartz.716 - 2012-12-12 09:54


  • louis.bensch.31 - 2012-12-12 09:56

    Shock!, What shock?, wait till next year then you will be shocked, cricket scores coming against the queens.

  • robert.p.gemmell - 2012-12-12 12:44

    Why did it take him so long to get away from the Watson EP kings franchise.

  • ronald.schwartz.716 - 2012-12-12 15:38

    Mr Watson left on his own now.. who in their right mind would leave a cushy job like this, a fat salary plus perks plus a big Landie etc etc etc and you just resign. Must be a cold day in hell if I had that job or its the usual coverup...

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