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R15m Municipal Deal Questioned

Controversy Surrounding Proposed Thanda Royal Zulu Sale

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 22, 2017 02:57 PM

As reported in edition 1028 of Soccer Laduma, Thanda Royal Zulu’s R15 million contract with the City of uMhlathuze Municipality is being questioned.

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Thanda is waiting on the PSL to hear if their proposed sale of the club will be approved before the start of the new season. Following their promotion from the NFD to the Mzansi’s top tier at the end of this past season, Thanda reached an agreement to sell its PSL status to AmaZulu.

A decision on the proposed sale of Thanda’s PSL status to AmaZulu is expected to be taken any time from now. But as reported by the Siya crew, it seems that the contract between Thanda and the City of uMhlathuze Municipality has been questioned.

“The deal with the municipality was signed without the chairman, Pierre Delvaux’s knowledge,” alleges a source.

“It’s invalid because only Pierre, the sole director, can do so. How does a municipality enter into negotiations without even checking?

“When you see the contract, you won’t believe what it looks like. I mean, it’s not even on a club letterhead but has the Thanda badge on the top of the page with no address, phone numbers or anything. That’s supposed to be a contract with the municipality! I believe under the municipal financial systems act that uMhlathuze could probably suspend their municipal manager,” said the source.

It has been reported that the club’s CEO, Sifiso “Jomo” Biyela, had signed the contract on the club’s behalf and the municipality’s spokesperson, Mdu Ncalane, told Soccer Laduma that Biyela does have signing powers.

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“The information is misleading. Biyela is duly authorised. We wouldn’t sign a contract with an unauthorised person. When it comes to contracts, we’re giving Thanda R5 million per annum for three years plus other resources. So there’s no way the municipality would release money without any valid agreement. Documents are prepared by our legal team,” he said.

Delvaux preferred not to comment when contacted on the matter.  


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303oneman Joined: 21 Apr 2013
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303oneman Jun 27, 2017 11:04 PM
It needs to be cooked well since i get it raw even though maybe the cooker regards it well cooked
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Zebras must Futsek Jun 23, 2017 11:29 AM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS THE TEAM OF THE CENTURY: FACT!!!!!
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Zebras must Futsek Jun 23, 2017 11:27 AM
sell it if ikwehlula
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Mr_Down Jun 23, 2017 11:12 AM
This thing of buying league status is wrong and unfair to the players that worked very hard to make it to the top leagues including faithful supporters who support their team. But PSL, NSL turns their back. Sale of status will not only destroy our league but our future footballers. Please have to stop this madness
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TMAN-B Jun 23, 2017 09:29 AM
you see how tax money is used by reckless and irresponsible leaders, I mean there are lot of questions with this deal, why did manucipality give thanda 5 mil every year, was this a donation? were they buying shares from the club? how come the ceo didn't know about something this big? who receives bank statements on behalf of the club? what are the terms of reference of this deal?
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msai Jun 23, 2017 08:29 AM
PS LEAVE AMABHUBESI @ PSL THEY WORKED FOR IT,THEY DESERV TO BE THERE
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Carder305 Jun 23, 2017 07:37 AM
Amazulu had their fair chance in PSL they failed, what makes em think they will stay in PSL for more than a season? By the way i am all about business, "Good move for Thanda's manager"
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sixfive Jun 22, 2017 07:56 PM
Poor players worked hard to earn this promotion n what is left for them is to be sacked n reshuffled while they(amazulu)r going to bring their lazy donkies to the PSL, I feel shame for them
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sixfive Jun 22, 2017 07:55 PM
Poor players worked hard to earn this promotion n what is left for them is to be sacked n reshuffled while they(amazulu)r going to bring their lazy donkies to the PSL, I feel shame for them
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sixfive Jun 22, 2017 07:34 PM
This sokhela guys are sick how can they prefer to buy a status from other teams,they must to work hard to come back to the PSL,they did it before when they buy dynamos n failed, #amazulu must fall
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Jun 22, 2017 07:22 PM
This guy used Jomo and municipality and he successed
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DUNCOLE Jun 22, 2017 06:49 PM
I heard swallows a buying chips out of psl to nfd finaly lols loools
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tcdeluxe Jun 22, 2017 06:11 PM
Can deyI confirm if dey gt de money, if so de agreement is valid. Stop playing technical games. U take someones money, u provide a service
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mbixane Jun 22, 2017 04:29 PM
I hate the status buying teams, this must be stopped by the PSL, It really sucks and kills football
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Mumm_Rubi Jun 22, 2017 04:05 PM
Shenanigans!how do you sell a club without the knowledge of its directors?
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 22, 2017 04:02 PM
This is a fraud maybe the guy who sign this frm Thanda and Municipality they were stilling Mhlathuze s money by using Thanda s name and only Thanda Bedge of the team apear on this contruct no address no phone number what the hell is this
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MR Martin Jun 22, 2017 03:44 PM
what the hell
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lopi Jun 22, 2017 03:40 PM
I hate this thing of selling status...................
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mlue77 Jun 22, 2017 03:28 PM
If the owner can make Millions by selling his team that good business
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KingKMS Jun 22, 2017 03:25 PM
It's government money, how can a south African municipality make it's own money?

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