October 4, 2008

Zimbabwe cricket

South Africa should not let Zimbabwe back in

George Binoy

Mtutuzeli Nyoka cannot be serious … an olive branch to Zimbabwe’s Peter Chingoka? writes Peter Roebuck in the Witness. Even by the lamentable standards associated with cricket administrators, Mtutuzeli Nyoka’s first pronouncement as Cricket South Africa’s next president was profoundly discouraging.

Some of us receive daily reports from black Zimbabweans describing their plight. In Mandela, Tutu and company, this continent houses the greatest leaders alive. Alas, men of a different ilk are loose in Zimbabwean cricket (ZC). Far from taking Chingoka, Bvute and their racist cronies at face value, Nyoka ought to insist upon the immediate release of the official audit of the ZC accounts. After all, the game’s governing body itself requested the report as a means of ending controversy.

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