SASCOC to block Malherbe’s TV work- 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has moved to remind the Athletics South Africa (ASA) board member Arnaud Malherbe, that his suspension from athletics also bars him from doing television commentary.
The action is a consequence of SABC’s decision to employ Malherbe as a commentator for the ongoing Yellow Pages Series and Tubby Reedy, SASCOC chief executive, has informed the national broadcaster of the ban.
Reedy said: ‘We are aware that he was doing commentary in Potchefstroom [three weeks ago] and that's wrong because the suspension is for all athletics activities, including commentary’.
Malherbe’s hearing was scheduled to take place last week, but was postponed until 4th April after his lawyers asked for some documents from SASCOC relating to the case.
The joint national 400m record-holder, was suspended from Athletics South Africa in the aftermath of the Semenya gender case in February.
Also suspended in the fallout of the case was former ASA president Leonard Chuene, who was banned from all sport for seven years by SASCOC.
Ex vice-president Kakata Maponyane and former board member Simon Dlamini, received 5-year and 3-year bans, respectively.