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PSL Prosecutor Gives New Insight In Chiefs’ Case

The Premier Soccer League prosecutor advocate Zola Majavu has given new insight into Kaizer Chiefs’ Disciplinary Committee case and explained when the matter should be resolved.

Chiefs have been embroiled in a legal battle with the PSL over the Covid-19 saga that saw them fail to honour two fixtures in December due to an outbreak that surged through Naturena Village.

The league rejected the proposal for the games to be postponed which is likely to result in walkover results against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows respectively – should they not win their appeal.

Majavu now explained that the PSL DC will await the decision by the arbitration before making any ruling on the case.

“I hereby provide you with a continuous update with regard to the matter between the league and Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, which served before the PSL DC earlier this evening,” he said.

“As matters stand, there was a request for the matter before the PSL DC to stand down until after the determination of the arbitration, which itself has been penciled in for the 15th and 16th of March 2022. 

“It may well be that the outcome of that particular arbitration may signal the end of the matter before the PSL TC or in the event that arbitrator rules against Kaizer Chiefs it may pave the way for unhindered proceeding with the matter which I will be prosecuting before the PSL TC until it is finalized. 

“For pragmatic purposes, the DC has ruled that the matter be postponed to any of the two consecutive days between the period of 28 March 2022 and 1 April 2022. The exact dates will be finalized by me as the prosecutor, having consulted with my opposite number, once the arbitrators ruling has come out, and obviously to the extent that it may have gone against Kaizer Chiefs.

“Conversely, if it has gone in favour of Kaizer Chiefs that may well be the end of that matter and this case would then be regarded as definitively resolved, as the outcome of the arbitration process is final and binding and not appealable. 

“However, if the matter were to proceed before the PSL DC, and Kaizer Chiefs found guilty – hypothetically – the case would then proceed to the next stage, which is sanctioning where they will be sanctioned in accordance with the policy of the league. 

“And of course, from there, it remains open to them to exercise whatever appellate processes that may be available to them.”

Majavu also highlighted that the case will definitely be resolved before the end of the current DStv Premiership campaign.

“At this stage, we do not wish to preempt the outcome of either processes, I was merely explaining the process so that you as a football loving community can have a full appreciation of our entire judicial value chain, so that there ought not to be any room for any conspiracy theories,” he added.

“The matter is receiving proper and due attention in accordance with applicable prescripts and it is not being unduly delayed. I can assure you that this matter will be finalized definitively one way or the other before the end of the current season. 

“And therefore, the seamless closure of the season will not be impacted as a result of this case. 

“However, it is important that we respect the rights of those involved in this matter and respect due process. For if we do not do that, we may end up contaminating what ought to have been a fair and proper judicial process, which we can ill afford.”

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