Former Zifa president Vincent Pamire has scoffed at the ban that was imposed on him by underfire Zifa president Phillip Chiyangwa. Chiyangwa banned former Zifa presidents Pamire, Trevor Carelse-Juul, Rafik Khan and former board member Eusebio Maseko from all football activities for questioning the Zifa leadership’s legitimacy. Speaking to The Standard, Pamire said,
I don’t know how he (Chiyangwa) can ban a former president; we are stakeholders according to our constitution and life honorary members of Zifa. In any case, his term of office has expired, how can you be banned by someone who is no longer in office? He has no authority to ban us and what he is doing does not build sport.
All dictators do that (cling to power). Remember Idi Amin, when he was running away and crossing the Nile he kept on saying tell them I’m still their leader when he had run away. Saddam Hussein was in a hole, but he kept on saying I’m president of Iraq when he was in the hole.
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