Kodwa, NPBPA look to find each other

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Zizi Kodwa, Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture of South Africa, during the 2023 Rugby World Cup South Africa Arrival at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg on the 31 October 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The legal battle between the National Professional Boxing Promoters Association and the Minister of Sport, Zizi Kodwa, seems to be en route to finding an amicable solution.

The impasse between the two parties took yet another turn on Tuesday as the matter was stood down until next week to allow both parties to find each other.

Promoters are unhappy over the processes followed prior to the appointment of the latest Boxing SA board.

The NPBPA had raised objections over the Minister’s appointment of the board in November, saying there was no proper consultative process.

The new board was then interdicted, but last week Kodwa filed a notice of withdrawal to oppose the court challenge of NPBPA and re-started the process of appointing a new board.

”We are concerned about the state of boxing, and the matters that are being ventilated there. I don’t think they are in the interest of boxing. Both sides can find an amicable way to address all those disputes,” Kodwa told the media outside the high court in Pretoria where the two parties were meant to slug it out.

“I want to see promoters promoting boxing not in court with the minister,” he concluded.

Written by: Ntsako Mukhari

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