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.