Parliament, The Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture has today sent the South African Sports Confederation Olympics Committee (SASCOC) Board back for disorganisation and for sending only a fraction of the board to Parliament.

SASCOC was meant to brief the committee today on progress made regarding the implementation of the recommendations of the Ministerial Committee and preparations for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Chairperson of the committee, Ms Beauty Dlulane, said the board’s conduct does not inspire confidence, and that the board must come back to Parliament before its annual general meeting which is scheduled to take place on the 28th of March 2020.

There are outstanding matters that the board must still brief the committee about. According to the committee, the conduct which the board displayed today, is unacceptable for an entity that is meant to coordinate professional sporting bodies in the country.

All our hopes for the medals in Tokyo later in the year are dependent on a well-functioning board, and it does not seem that this board takes that responsibility with seriousness it deserves, said Ms Dlulane.

Furthermore, Ms Dlulane said: The squabbles that seem to be taking place at this entity, will kill the South African dream.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa