Zacks set to quit as WP Rugby CEO - report

    2020-01-13 09:36

    Cape Town - Paul Zacks has had enough and is reportedly set to quit as CEO of WP Rugby.

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    Afrikaans newspaper Rapport reported on Sunday that WP Rugby will make an announcement about his departure within the next few days.

    The report added that Zacks will accept a severance package and take the decision for health reasons.

    It was reported last year that Zacks was rushed to hospital after a stress-related breakdown.

    The pending news follows nearly a year of in-fighting, with the union's amateur arm (WPRFU), led by president Zelt Marais, increasingly interfering with the day-to-day running of the professional arm (WP Rugby) headed by Zacks.

    An interim committee will now run the union while a successor to Zacks is found.

    Zacks has been CEO of WP Rugby since 2016 and the union's financial struggles were well documented during his tenure.

    - Compiled by Herman Mostert

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