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SRC To Investigate Gweru Sports Club

The Sport and Recreation Commission will today hold a meeting with Gweru Sports Club Management Committee, the City Council and other stakeholders as part of investigations on the “tragic” state of the club.

This follows an earlier visit by the Minister of Sports and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwana who directed that an urgent meeting be held to look into how the club can be transformed into a vibrant facility.

Minister Hlongwane described the state of sporting infrastructure in the city of Gweru as “tragic” after touring some of the facilities owned by Gweru City Council, which included the Gweru Sports Club.

Hlongwane instructed the reconstitution of the board running the club and replace it with sport oriented individuals.

Sport and Recreation Acting National Director General, Joseph Muchechetere will be steering the meeting.

In a statement, the Midlands Provincial Sport and Recreation Development Officer, one Mr S.Masaka said this is prompted by a directive from the Minister who ordered the immediate dissolution of the club’s Management Committee.

“The Acting Director General of Sport and Recreation Commission, Mr Joseph Muchechetere will be visiting the Gweru Sports Club on Thursday to meet the Gweru Sports Club Management Committee, City of Gweru and key stakeholders as a follow up to the visit by the Honourable Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane on the 24th of May 2017 where he instructed the SRC to immediately dissolve the committee for running down the facilities and failing to utilize the facilities.” Reads the statement.

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Gweru Sports Club was once one of the best sporting hubs in the country hosting International matches for different sporting activities but has over the years been reduced to mere buildings and open space for hiring and rental.

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