Rugby

SARU boss: Dismiss ANA allegations

2015-11-30 15:37
Oregan Hoskins (Gallo)

Cape Town - South African Rugby Union (SARU) president Oregan Hoskins has called for an application made by the Agency for New Agenda (ANA) regarding transformation to be dismissed with punitive costs.

Earlier this year, the political party launched a court application to prevent the Springboks from participating in the Rugby World Cup based on the allegation that the team does not fully represent the majority of South Africans.

Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula, and SARU were guilty of "gross mismanagement, incompetence and ineptitude", the ANA and its leader, Tshidiso Mokhoanatse, argued in papers before the High Court in Pretoria.

The bid came to naught during court proceedings at the beginning of September, with the issues at hand deemed too vast to address in an urgent application.

In its renewed bid, ANA has made further demands related to transformation in rugby, even calling for president Jacob Zuma to appoint a commission of inquiry into the matter.

According to the Pretoria News, Hoskins cited the work SARU was doing to accelerate the rate of transformation in an answering affidavit, and said the allegations had been brought with a shocking level of disregard and ignorance.

Hoskins insists SARU is fully committed to transformation and called for the application to be dismissed, accompanied by a punitive costs order.

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