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Storm brews in athletics

CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka
COPPERBELT Amateur Athletics Area Board (CAAAB) chairman Bolton Mulendema and secretary Lewis Mwenya have been suspended for six months for alleged misconduct.
But Mulendema and Mwenya have not accepted the suspension, saying the board’s decision is illegal.
CAAAB disciplinary committee chairman Andson Katongo confirmed the suspension yesterday.
Katongo said the duo has been suspended following a disciplinary hearing held on November 8 at Simama Lodge in Chambishi.
He said the two have been given 14 days in which to appeal, failure to which they will have to save the punishment.
It is alleged that Mulendema and Mwenya violated the Zambia Amateur Athletics Association constitution and brought the name of CAAAB into disrepute by allowing unregistered clubs Ndeke Cheaters and GTruck to attend the provincial elective annual general meeting held on August 31, 2013 and May 3, 2014.
“We have with immediate effect suspended Mr Bolton Mulendema as CAAAB chairman together with his secretary Mr Lewis Mwenya. The two have been found guilty following a disciplinary hearing held on November 8. They agreed to the charges levelled against them and they have 14 days in which to appeal,” Katongo said.
When contacted for a comment, Mulendema said he was not aware of the suspension.
“I can’t take it because the right procedure was not followed when suspending me. There is nothing to appeal for because as far as I am concerned am still the secretary. If they have suspended us, which criteria did they use?” said Mwenya, who insisted that he is still CAAAB secretary.


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