Highlanders Sack Lawyers

Highlanders Football Club has severed relations with its legal representatives Ncube and Partners Law Firm over what is believed to be differences in a legal opinion.

This comes after the lawyers advised the club against extending the term of office of three executive committee members who had served their mandatory three years.

The board had sought legal opinion when it decided to effect the extensions following the postponement of the annual general meeting after the club was refused a clearance by authorities to gather for an AGM.

The lawyers said the club’s constitution was clear and any extension would be in violation of article 10.3 which states that elected executive committee members shall hold office for a period of three years after which they will automatically lose their positions.

The lawyers also claimed they were never consulted by the club on its decision to venture into mining and over the three-year US$300 000 kit sponsorship deal with British sportswear OTB.

At Sunday’s annual general meeting held at the club house, life member Thembinkosi Thwala called for the removal of the lawyers as the club’s legal counsel.

The proposal was seconded and there was no counter-proposal.

More: Chronicle

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