By Sports Reporter
The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) has announced an interim board to reign over Bulawayo Metropolitan Province after the previous board was suspended earlier this year.
In a statement the ZRU, indicated that the new six member board will now be chaired by lawyer, David Mhiribidi and will include former players Dave Nash, Elliot Mandaza and Greg Friend.
“The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) National Executive Board in accordance with constitutional and operating guidelines which enable the National Executive to form Committees to address specific matters relating to Union governance would like to confirm the engagement to serve as a Member of the ZRU Interim Committee for the Bulawayo Metropolitan Rugby Football Board of th esteemed members, who will work closely with the ZRU mother body on all finance and administrative issues. David Mhiribidi (Chairman/Lawyer), Dave Nash (Former Player), Elliot Mandaza (Rugby Enthusiast/Former player), Faral Kanyagarara (Former SRC Commissioner), Greg Friend (Former Player), Maria Muzvidzwa (Chartered Accountant),” reads the statement.
The committee have set goals that they are expected to meet.
The statement says, “The Committee Terms of Reference are as follows; To prioritize the debt repayment to the Bulawayo City Council. To look and audit the Bulawayo Metropolitan Rugby Football Board Finances from 2015 – 19. To streamline and officialise fundraising activities at Hartsfield. To prioritize the restoration of rugby. Hartsfield and related structures. To ensure that there is a functional constitution that is in line with the main ZRU constitution. To submit reports to the ZRU National Executive Board through the C.E.O on a quarterly basis. The mandate of the Committee begins with immediate effect.The ZRU Secretariat shall avail the Committee with all documentation relevant to their needs.”
Bulawayo Metropolitan went boardless after a resolution on February 15 suspended the Martin Shone led committee which also comprised of vice-chairman Thembelani Ncube and secretary George Hlatshwayo.
The Shone led board was accused of board room shifts which negatively affected the sport, mal-practise and corruption.
The most interesting thing in this case is that Shone still sits on the ZRU board as Vice President it will be interesting to see if he keeps the post.