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SASCOC supports CyclingSA amidst allegations

SASCOC supports CyclingSA amidst allegations

12 November 2011 – Cycling South Africa reports that the outcome of the forum meeting called by SASCOC (South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) today in Johannesburg between SASCOC senior representatives and the CyclingSA board has reinforced the partnership that exists between SASCOC as the parent organisation, and CyclingSA.

The meeting was held in a very positive and constructive tone with focus on addressing allegations and other related matters.  In fact the meeting was closed with strong affirmation by the chairman, Mr Mubarak Mahomed that SASCOC will continue to support CyclingSA in all aspects of the management of this sport of cycling in South Africa, and certainly in dealing with such unnecessary and highly unfounded, slanderous statements made by minority elements within the sport.

In a move that was deemed by the media to be restrictive, the chairman of the meeting, Mr Mubarak Mahomed of SASCOC, excused the media before proceedings began.

SASCOC has also stipulated the need to revise the CyclingSA constitution in order to align itself with the process already underway in many of the 74 affiliated national sporting federations.

As a result, CyclingSA’s planned annual Congress next week will now be postponed to February 2012 to coincide with the re-election of the office bearers.  CyclingSA’s board will meet next week instead.