Rugby

WP vice-president cleared of racism

2018-07-10 12:40
Gerald Njengele (Gallo)

Cape Town - Western Province Rugby Football Union vice-president Gerald Njengele has been cleared of all charges of racism following an appeal.

Njengele was originally charged in January with uttering racist remarks during the Cape Town Sevens at Cape Town Stadium in December.

The matter was referred to an investigative panel consisting of Judge Robert Henney and Advocate Yvette Isaacs.

Initially the investigative panel decided that on the basis of the complaint, Njengele could have transgressed the WPRFU code of conduct by bringing the game into disrepute.

Njengele then appeared before a disciplinary tribunal which found him guilty and suspended him from all rugby activities for four years.

Njengele appealed the finding of the disciplinary tribunal and the matter was then referred to an appeals tribunal which subsequently cleared him of all charges.

Njengele will resume his WPRFU duties with immediate effect.

WPRFU president Thelo Wakefield said that the union was confident that due process was properly followed in this matter.

"We take matters such as this very seriously, which is why it was important that the correct procedure was followed at every stage," he said.

Read more on:    wp  |  gerald njengele  |  thelo wakefield  |  cape town  |  rugby

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Following the conclusion of the various end of year tours to Europe, who is your favourite for the 2019 Rugby World Cup title?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.