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THE Zimbabwe Handball Federation are expected to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting on May 8 at Girls’ High School in Harare to discuss various issues concerning the sport and their rescheduled elections.

This comes amid reports that most of the ZHF members are not happy with the way the current president, Amon Madzvamuse, is running the association since he took over the hot seat from Agrippa Sora in 2012.

ZHF were supposed to hold elections on March 31 after the current executive’s term of office expired but the elections were moved to a later date on the day.

Some of the reasons given for the postponement were that the treasurer had not presented the financial report and four provinces that were supposed to vote failed to attend the meeting.

And the decision made by the president appeared to have irked some of the ZHF members who had travelled all the way to Kariba for the elective annual meeting.

However, last Friday some of the ZHF councillors from Bulawayo, Mashonaland West, Manicaland, Midlands, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central held a consultative meeting with the Sports Commission at Girls’ High School in Harare and agreed that they should have an extraordinary meeting next week.

The meeting is expected to pave way for the national association’s elections that will usher in a new leadership.

Outgoing ZHF secretary general, Alphios Magiya, confirmed the development and said issues to be discussed include the financial statement, election procedure and the status quo of Matabeleland North, Harare and Matabeleland South.

“We agreed to have an extraordinary general meeting on May 8 at Girls’ High School in Harare.

“Items on the agenda include the financial report, election procedure and the status quo of three provinces — Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South and Harare.

“They do not have structures but the position agreed by the councillors is that we should bring everybody on board because these are elections.

“We will also look into the issue of Naph and then set the date for elections within 14 days.

“ZHF councillors had a consultative meeting with the Sports Commission on April 24, wanting to understand some of the grey areas concerning elections since some of them are coming in as new members and also to understand the role of the Sports Commission.

“Six provinces wrote to the secretary-general with reference to Article 11:2, which empowers them to call for an extraordinary general meeting because we had a special general meeting, we could not call for another one because it has to be administered after 30 days.

“After the extraordinary general meeting, we will have elections to be held on a separate meeting ,which is why the second item on the agenda is election procedure,” said Magiya.

Magiya said they were given 14 days to hold their elections by the Sports Commission and they will come up with the date for the elections during the extraordinary meeting.

“The board we have so far, its term of office expired on March 31 and we were given another chance.

“During the consultative meeting we were given 14 days to hold elections. We will come up with the date and venue during the extraordinary meeting,” said Magiya.

Source : The Herald

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