23 June 2022 – The final attempt to stop the South African Football Association’s (SAFA) Elective Congress on Saturday, 25 June 2022 has failed after the Pretoria High Court struck the matter off the roll for a lack of urgency.
SAFA CEO Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe said the latest triumph
in the courts is further confirmation that the members should not be dissuaded
from looking forward to voting for leaders of their choice at the Sandton
Convention Centre on Saturday.
“As the Association, we are very happy after the latest
decision in the courts and we are looking forward to the Elective Congress on
Saturday,” said Advocate Motlanthe.
Ousted SAFA Vhembe Region leaders had approached the courts
seeking postponement of Saturday’s Elective Congress elections while a dispute with
their Region was being resolved.
The latest triumph for the Association comes just days after
the Western Cape High Court dismissed with costs the Kannaland Local Football
Association’s interdict to stop the Elective Congress last Friday. A few days
earlier, the Pretoria High Court dismissed SAFA vice-president Ria Ledwaba’s
own attempt to also stop Saturday’s Elective Congress.