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LSRC boss quits, was he pushed?

LSRC President, Mr Jobo Rasoko, says CEO left of own volition

Oct. 23, 2019 2 min read

MASERU – Four month into his tour of duty as president of the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC), Chief Executive Officer Sechaba Makhalemele has left the commission.

Makhalemele’s sudden departure, having been appointed in June, has fuelled speculation within the sports fraternity that he may have been pushed in light of current controversies within sports administration. LSRC president, Jobo Rasoko, has, however, pacified such theories – pointing out that Makhalemele has left the commission to pursue other interests.

“Mr Makhalemele resigned due to the fact that he had another offer elsewhere that he considered, but he proudly announced that he will remain our sports ambassador wherever he goes. He handed over his resignation letter to the commission earlier this month,” the president said. He continued that upon receipt of the resignation letter they had to swiftly look for Makhalemele’s replacement.

According to Rasoko, the outgoing boss shall hold office until October 31, announcing that the current Operations Manager, Teboho Malataliana, has been appointed acting Chief Executive officer by the sports effective November 1.


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“We forwarded three names of individuals from the minister chose from as is procedure, and the minister decided on the name of Mr Malataliana as a suitable candidate,” Rasoko said.

The LSRC used the platform to further lay bare their dire financial position, with the president pointing out that “the commission used to receive between seven and 9 million Maluti in government subvention, but surprisingly this financial year we only got two million from government. As a result, our activities have been badly affected.”

“We received two million budget, which could not even afford to support our federations’ activities, hence we are financially unstable this financial year,” said Rasoko.

In a move to overcome this challenge the LSRC last week convened a Presidents Forum during which ssues affecting the fraternity were thrashed out a way forward mapped. The gathering resolved to invite the minister of sports for another forum to keep her up to speed with the goings on in sports.


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