Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has reportedly instructed a number of gyms around the country to close shop as it emerged they are not adhering to standard and procedures laid down by the commission for them to reopen their gymnasiums, the Chronicle reports.
A letter from SRC’s director-general Prince Mupazvirihoto one gym in Harare seen by the publication reads in part:
The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) notes with concern that you have failed to comply with the stipulated conditions for re-opening in line with the provisions of Statutory Instrument 200 of 2020, in particular registration of your facility with the Sports and Recreation Commission. Registration with the SRC is key to both the streamlining of activities and protection accorded by the laws of the country. To this end, all facilities, clubs, institutions and national associations that participate in sport and recreational activities must be registered in accordance with the law. In this regard this serves to advise that the facility in hereby closed with immediate effect until regularisation has been effected
The publication did not give the specific number of gyms which were closed by the SRC and the SRC is yet to comment on the development.