ZIFA has requested that COSAFA president, Philip Chiyangwa’s allowance be debated at the upcoming 2019 Annual General Meeting on January 25.
This comes after the COSAFA Financial audit has revealed that the former ZIFA boss “received” or “gave himself” R881 000 in the year-ending 2019, the same year the organisation made a loss amounting to R2 505 190.
In a letter to COSAFA, ZIFA secretary-general Joseph Mamutse asked CAF and FIFA to act on the anomaly adding that the matter should be reported to the South African Police for financial impropriety. Part of the letter read:
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…a whooping R881 150 was paid to COSAFA president Dr Chiyangwa alone as allowances and ‘Honorarium’ whatever this means all in year 2019…
We note that Dr Chiyangwa was given or gave himself a whooping R580 000 as ‘Honararium’ a figure which is bigger that the zone’s flagship competition the COSAFA MEN Cup prize money of R500 000. How do we justify paying such an astronomical figure, we being responsible for the sport?
Mamutse also demanded clarity over R19 696 travel cost reimbursement granted to the Zanu PF Chiyangwa under the period under review.
The current ZIFA administration has often clashed with Chiyangwa since his departure from the association.
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