DeMbare EGM on - Kamba

HARARE - Former Dynamos player and coach Ernst Kamba maintains that tomorrow’s Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM) will go ahead despite Bernard Marriot’s board branding it an “unsanctioned gathering”.

Kamba, together with a number of former DeMbare players, allege the current board of directors has run down the club and they have organised the meeting to be held at Prince Edward School to correct the wrongs.

“Calling of the EGM has been prompted by the deep concern of the majority of the former Dynamos sons, who have found themselves side-lined from participating in the affairs of the club for the past decade,” Kamba said.

“Let it be specifically and categorically put on the record here that, we are not here because the club is going through a lean spell. A Big No! That is a flimsy excuse.

“We have been pursuing this issue for the past decade through the legal corridors but we have been frustrated and jeopardised in our efforts by the intrusion of faceless forces.

“The present quagmire at the club is a result brought about by poor and bad governance. The EGM, on Saturday is not about changing leaders. It is about reverting to the status quo, then formulating strategies to move forward.”

The Glamour Boys had a disappointing 2016 season finishing without any important silverware and failed to make it into the top four.

Using the now famous Justice Luke Malaba judgment from 2006, Kamba justified his group’s actions.

“Dynamos is an unincorporated association of individuals bound together by a contract for the achievement of the common purpose of organising and promoting the game of football through a team of professional players,” reads the judgment.

“The contract evidenced by a set rules passed by the associates in 1963, gave the club the right to acquire movable and immovable property, sue and be sued in its own name and have perpetual succession.”

Kamba went on to quote the DeMbare statutes which state that: “Founder and former players are the only bona fide members of the club and they are the persons who have the power and the right to change or amend the club’s constitution.”

The club, former executives Farai Munetsi, Mike George, Harrison Mbewe, the late board chairperson Richard Chiminya and Marriot have lost property to bailiffs after DeMbare failed to service a $250 000 debt to CBZ Bank.

“We have a current situation prevailing at the club where we are saddled with a debt from CBZ amounting to a staggering $250 000. Now innocent persons have been dragged in, to own up to the debt.

“Worse still it is their wives who now bear the burden as they have lost their properties seized by the Sherriff to the extent that even Chiminya’s widow has been called to own up.

“Surprisingly Marriot, who sings the parrot’s song that he is the chairman is nowhere to be seen, seemingly gone into hiding and has done absolutely nothing about it.”

Kamba said as former players, they have a right to call for this meeting as they are following the Glamour Boys statutes.

“I urged all former Dynamos sons to be present at the EGM. The general public and all Dynamos loyals should be informed that we have no ulterior motives but our sincerity is on bringing sanity at the club,” he said.

“If this is not so, Marriot can go ahead and challenge it in the courts and meanwhile, he is very welcome to attend the EGM as he is part of us.”

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