Asiagate Bans Challenged

Pamire is demanding the immediate nullification of what he says is the unfair and unjust punishment of the players and officials through what he adds was due to Zifa’s non compliance with the Fifa Disciplinary Code and Zifa’s constitutional procedures.

In a Press statement released Thursday Pamire says, “We are extremely unhappy as an organisation that people are being convicted without being tried, without being given the chance to defend themselves and without the due process being followed.”

“The bottom line is that a disciplinary hearing was never conducted for anyone in this Asiagate issue and that is a violation of human rights and the regulations governing such cases within Fifa and Zifa.

“We are giving Zifa 14 days to nullify all suspensions, fines, bans, and indeed all forms of their premature punishment failure of which we will be left with no option but to seek urgent relief in the High Court,” says Pamire.

The former Dynamos boss, however, said they expect a response before taking action. Pan African Development has also sent a letter to that effect to Fifa, Caf, Cosafa, the Sports and Recreation Commission as well as to the Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture, David Coltart.

Efforts to get neither Zifa president Cuthbert Dube nor his Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mshingaidze to respond to the threats have been unsuccessful.

According to Pamire, Pan African Development Foundation is a civil organisation which believes and submits to human rights issues in addition to general fight against hunger, poverty, and diseases and also stand for and on behalf of the disadvantaged people.

According PANAD, the events surrounding the Asiagate Scandal affect the livelihood of the affected people and their families and their downstream benefactors and they see this as an unfortunate.