Former Dynamos Football Club fitness trainer, Temba Mliswa, has slammed the government for allowing minority sports to resume activity while keeping the majority disciplines banned saying the move is discriminatory.
The outspoken politician, who is the Member of Parliament for Norton (Independent), told NewsDay on Thursday that all sports disciplines should wait until such a time when conditions allow for their resumption. He said:
Why have minority sports been allowed to go ahead, yet they don’t contribute anything to the country? We don’t get anything from them, so what’s the rush to give then special treatment?
What’s so special about them? There is no World Cup coming up for all of them, so if conditions are not allowing for the resumption of sport everyone should wait. We have disciplines that contribute something to the country, but they are still banned.
Earlier this week the government allowed low-risk sport codes to resume training and competitions under strict conditions.
The sports disciplines include archery, rowing, tennis, golf, motorsports, cycling, darts, draft, pool, athletics, gymnastics and swimming.
However, the country’s most popular sports – football, rugby and cricket – were kept under lockdown.