By FOCUS REPORTER
CAPE Town attorney James Evans has been elected new Athletics South Africa president, taking over from Leonard Chuene who has been banned by the South African Sport Confederation and Olympics Committee.
Evans was elected at an ASA council meeting held at a hotel in Kempton Park today. Popular North West school principal Motlatsi Keikabile was elected deputy president after former New York Marathon winner Hendrick Ramaala withdrew.
Chuene and his deputy Kakata Maponyane were banned just over four months ago after they were found guilty by Sascoc on their handling of the Caster Semenya gender debacle. The duo are still adamant they were they unfairly treated by Sascoc.
Evans said: “The people have spoken, I’m happy with the outcome. One of the immediate challenges we have to deal with is to sort out the administration problems, we will also be attending to the concerns of our athletes.”
Ramaala said: “We agreed on certain issues prior to the meeting but some of our people chickened out when the voting process started, we were totally divided.”