Following a weekly management committee meeting on Wednesday, WP Rugby president Zelt Marais and chairman of the board of directors Ebrahim Rasool will address the resignation of two sponsorship directors.
It’s believed that Hennie Heymans and Suzanne Stevens, who represent two main sponsors – DHL and BrightRock, respectively – are the latest to resign as directors of the board of Western Province Professional Rugby (Pty) Ltd.
This follows the news at the end of August that Johan van der Merwe and Andre van der Veen had parted ways as independent directors on the board of WPPR.
Add to this the departure of Kevin Kiewitz from the executive committee in protest over the handling of a deal with Investec related to the redevelopment of Newlands, while Raymond van Niekerk resigned in September as an independent director – firing a few parting shots on his way out.
Following the latest resignations of Heymans and Stevens, it’s been confirmed that Marais and Rasool will hold a virtual media conference on Wednesday to address the departures.