Four years ago when veteran sports administrator Ntambi Ravele tried to run for South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) board position, she was blocked from contesting.

Now she feels its déjà vu as her nomination for the SASCOC Presidency next month is being blocked again and this time by the Acting President Barry Hendricks according to Ravele.

The nominations for the SASCOC elections which have been brought forward to the end of next month as part of the Zulman Commission reforms will close on Friday.

The former Boxing South Africa (BSA) Chairperson is now part of the Tennis South Africa (TSA) board and alleges that Hendricks is the one blocking her potential nomination.

Last year Ravele says she also tried to contest the vacant Vice-Presidency at SASCOC to replace Hajera Karjee who had retired.

But her nomination form was said to be incomplete. Ravele has questioned the legitimacy of the processes leading to the SASCOC elections next year saying they will be lacking fairness due to this alleged interference of the Acting President.

Hendricks took over as the Acting President in December after former SASCOC President Gideon Sam had reached the retirement age of 70.

He had been elected as the First Vice-President in November last year taking over from Karjee’s position following her retirement. With the nominations closing this week, Ravele has promised to tackle this matter.

SASCOC is under pressure to show that they are a transformed organization especially after the Zulman Committee of Inquiry which found a lot of flaws in the administration of this macro sports body. Ravele says the signs of the old SASCOC are still there. – Report by Velile Mnyandu

LISTEN: Ravele & Hendricks on Marawa Sports Worldwide with Robert Marawa