Mereka demands K6m from Sakala: Council pulls out from Maba polls

Just a day after Nyasa Times published a story that Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) had barred Sports Council secretariat from presiding over the body’s elections in Liwonde, Council’s administrative manager Henry Mereka is demanding MK6 million from his name-sake Henry Sakala for putting his name into disrepute.

Council has since declared that it will not be part and parcel of the Maba polls slated for Sun Village Hotel tomorrow.

According to impeccable sources, Mereka has taken the outgoing Maba vice president to task over his allegation that the Council official was enticing Maba delegates to vote for outgoing general secretary Arthur Nanthulu for the Maba presidency.

Nanthulu and Sakala are both gunning for the Maba presidency. The two once clashed over the 2010 New Dehli ‘rumour mongering’ Saga in which Sakala and others were accused of spreading false allegations against Nanthulu.

Sakala: Gunning for Maba presidency
Sakala: Gunning for Maba presidency

Irked by the accusations from Sakala, who is also Malawi Olympic Committee executive member, Mereka has reportedly placed charges against the Maba official, whom he has asked to pay K6 million as compensation within five days.

The Council official has reportedly set lawyers from Armstrong and Company on Sakala, who fell in a similar situation during the ‘rumour mongering’ saga.

Maba officials have acknowledged seeing the summons against their outgoing vice president but Sakala said in an interview that he was just getting the information from the grapevine.

“I am just hearing this from the grapevine but I have not been served with any summons, that’s all I can say,” said Sakala.

With Council’s pulling out, it remains to be seen if the Malawi Olympic Committee, which has also been invited to the elections will preside over.

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