A new board of the Sport and Recreation Commission was announced Friday. It is headed by lawyer and entrepreneur, Gerald Mlotshwa. Mlotshwa is President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son in law.
The announcement was made by Acting Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kazembe Kazembe yesterday. The old board was dissolved by the then new Minister of Sport Kirsty Coventry in September 2018.
From The Herald:
In a press statement released yesterday, Kazembe also named Dr Allen Chiura, former Zimbabwe Rugby Union chief executive Colleen de Jong, and former ZIFA board member and Aces Youth Soccer Academy founder and director Nigel Munyati as commissioners with effect from today.
Karen Mutasa and veteran sports administrator Titus Zvomuya have been roped into the new board as well as Prince Mupazviriho (director-general).
As the Acting Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation with the approval of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and on behalf of the minister, I have the great pleasure to announce the new SRC board.
“The board is appointed in line with the terms of Section 5 of the Sport and Recreation Commission Act (Chapter 25:15) and will take effect from the 1st of June 2019.
Coventry commented on the appointment:
These individuals already have a track record in helping sport and their community, they are successful in their area of expertise so we can leverage this passion and their knowledge to develop our Sport in Zimbabwe from Grassroots up to the Elite level.
I look forward to working with them to ensure our associations have good structures, are fully transparent and always committed to helping the athlete.
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