The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has reportedely suspended Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) raising questions about whether gamers will be able to get Protea colours in future.
In a breaking news report filed on Lazygamer, a SASCOC Liaison Officer at the office of Patience Shikwambana, reportedy said that the MSSA is no longer connected to SASCOC. They were unable to confirm anything via telephone, so a mail was fired off in response which has yet to be replied to.
A further report on MyGaming shows comment from SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy, who has confirmed to MyGaming that the MSSA has been suspended from SASCOC pending a hearing and one-on-one meeting with the group. He also said that processes were currently underway. SASCOC president Gideon Sam reportedly said that the MSSA was asked to make an appearance before the SASCOC council to answer for undisclosed accusations made against SASCOC leadership.
Colin Webster, MSSA general secretary, told MyGaming that these allegations are “not true” because they have not yet received official documentation informing them that SASCOC membership has been revoked.
Further updates from Lazygamer are showing that MSSA insiders claim that there still is SASCOC affiliation but there are issues surrounding indigenous games because clubs are unable to submit clean books. No sources for this information have yet to be cited though.