Muyinda remains NOC veep
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By MOSES CHIMFWEMBE

THE National Olympic Committee (NOC) has said its vice-president, Gabriel Muyinda, who was slapped with a five-year-ban with the entire Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) executive committee members, will maintain his position.

NOC president Miriam Moyo said in an interview yesterday that no official communication has been received from the Sports Council of Zambia (SCZ) concerning Muyinda’s ban from all sports activities.

SCZ dissolved the Muyinda-headed ZAVA executive for allegedly bouncing a cheque emanating from hosting of the Zone Six Volleyball Championships held in Lusaka recently.

Moyo said it was therefore difficult for NOC to take action against their vice president when they have not been availed with grounds on which Muyinda had been banned.

She said for now, Muyinda would continue to discharge his functions and that NOC would issue a comprehensive statement once they received communication from SCZ.

“As far as we are concerned, Muyinda is still our board member, we have not received any communication from the Sports Council and we are just hearing this in the media. This is not how we should be handling issues.

For us, Muyinda is still our member because we have not been told why he has been banned and it is not easy for us to take action against him,” he said.

Meanwhile, Zambia Basketball Association (ZBA) vice president South, Conrad Musonda, who was slapped with a three month ban, declined to comment on his fate, saying he had not yet received official communication from SCZ.

Musonda allegedly questioned SCZ’s move to allow hosting of weddings and other functions at NASDEC at the expense of the damaging the playing surface in the hall.

It is believed that Musonda also questioned SCZ’s decision to make the ZBA buy expensive basketballs during the Zone Six Championships when the council would have availed them at a cheaper price.

The SCZ legal and disciplinary committee chaired by board vice-chairperson, Emmanuel Katebe also issued stern warning to the Zambia Amateur Boxing Federation (ZABF) for late settling of affiliation fees while the Zambia Pool Union (ZPU) was cautioned for not reporting alleged criminal activities by its president, Tom Michelo.

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