ZIFA Councillors are reportedly pushing ZIFA President Felton Kamambo to sternly reprimand one of his executive members who is reportedly trying to capture the association and is reportedly behind the Gift Banda case dragging on while they reportedly know the Vice President is not guilty of the charges levelled against him, the Chronicle reports.
The councillors are reportedly saying the Gift Banda ZIFA issue is shinning a bad light on the association and they blame that committee member who they want Kamambo to read the riot act to.
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One of the councillors who spoke to the publication on condition of anonymity said;
Look, everyone now sees who the snake within the executive committee is. This man is power hungry and corrupt. He has a certain group of councillors who will kill for him and are doing everything possible to ascertain their grip, especially as we move closer to the 2022 elections where together with another of his blue-eyed guys are eyeing the Zifa presidency and vice-presidency.
Kamambo must just read the riot act to this guy and let him know who the boss is. His failure to do so will be a monumental mistake
Another councillor also said:
The president must know that he is the boss. In fact, we wonder why he seems to be afraid of certain decisions or maybe he is already captured and therefore not his own man. People voted for him in 2018 and he therefore must not disappoint.
Some people within his executive are already in campaign mode and the more the name of the association is dragged into the mud, the more his (Kamambo) image also gets dirty yet he won’t be responsible for that.
We are aware that he is not happy with what is happening to Banda and has said it that he has no problems working with him, but words without action mean nothing.
We have no tangible proof now, but we hear that the arrangement with the creditors was to be paid at an agreed rate of 1:40 when the official rate was 1:25, but allegations are that the money was being changed at 1:55 or even more and your guess as to where the difference was going is as good as mine. We, however, pray and hope these allegations are not true
The Gift Banda hearing is before the appeals committee and it was postponed for the ZIFA lawyer to prepare a response after Banda’s lawyer made their submissions.