SA Rugby will be formally charging suspended Western Province Rugby Union president Zelt Marais for bringing the game into disrepute.
Former Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) president Zelt Marais has hit out at SA Rugby for assuming administrative control of the union in a letter.
Gary Craul, the co-chairperson of Zelt Marais’ ‘war-room’ established to try to save Western Province, says the union was set to receive a massive cash injection on the day SA Rugby placed it under administration.
SA Rugby has advised the Western Province Rugby Football Union that it is invoking its constitutional power to take administrative control of the union.
Western Province Professional Rugby chairman Ebrahim Rasool has accused union president Zelt Marais of sitting on a potential equity deal for the past six months.
SA Rugby is believed to be putting measures in place to ensure there can be no legal challenges should a decision be made to place the Western Province Rugby Football Union under administration.
Western Province appears destined to be put under administration after SA Rugby pulled out of the joint advisory committee.
Zelt Marais has laughed off the attempt by disgruntled clubs to table a motion of no confidence in the leadership of the president of the Western Province Rugby Football Union.
The ongoing power struggle within Western Province Rugby has taken a turn for the worse as the antagonism between Zelt Marais and Ebrahim Rasool intensifies.
A joint SA Rugby committee has been appointed to intervene in Western Province’s affairs to assess if any ‘reckless decisions and spending’ have been made.