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Chiefs Respond to Fans’ Protest

Kaizer Chiefs have officially acknowledged the receipt of a memorandum drawn up by Amakhosi faithful, which was handed over during a peaceful protest march on Friday.

More than 100 fans marched towards the club’s training base at Naturena on Friday morning (see images below), in an attempt to make their voices heard.

After six years without silverware fans feel that the club needs some revamping and handed over a four-page memorandum, which was signed by Chiefs marketing manager Jessica Motaung, who was one of the representatives of the Amakhosi management engaging with supporters this morning.

Motaung acknowledged the receipt of the document and said she will take “these issues to the highest level of the organisation”.

“Today, I received this memorandum not on my own, but with the management team here, who are committed here at Kaizer Chiefs,” Motaung told the fans.

“And I must say I’ve listened carefully, and I will read it even further, but we note the concerns that you have raised. 

“But we also note the concerns that have been raised by other supporters, who are not here with you, through the branch structures, through the numerous letters that we get, because you guys are always communicating with us, through the messages we get, through the telephone calls on a daily basis that come here into the village. And also on our media platforms and the media in general. 

“We see the media stakeholders here with us today. So we have heard you, and we will continue to listen. And we ask you to continue sharing your thoughts with us, but to do it constructively, on the platform that the club provides. 

“Honestly, guys, I’m not here to make promises today. I can’t. It will be unfair. But what I can do, and what we all commit to, is to taking these issues that you have tabled to the highest level of the organization, taking them to the chairman, and to the relevant stakeholders, and making sure and I say this seriously that they are attended to. That’s very important.”

Images by iDiski Times senior writer Velile Mnyandu.