SA e-sports body dismisses expulsion reports

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has told its members to disregard any statement implying it has been expelled from South Africa’s Olympic Council, Sascoc.

This follows reports last week (3 July) saying that the group’s affiliation with the council had been terminated.

“It has come to the attention of Mind Sports South Africa that it has been alleged on a website that MSSA’s membership of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has been terminated,” the group said in a statement.

“We wish to state that this is not true and that MSSA’s membership of Sascoc has never been terminated. Our recent correspondence with Sascoc confirms this position.”

Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy told MyGaming last week that the MSSA had been suspended from Sascoc, pending a hearing and one-on-one meeting with the group.

Sascoc said that the MSSA was asked to make an appearance before the Sascoc council to answer for undisclosed accusations made against Sascoc leadership.

According to the MSSA, there is currently a dispute with Sascoc “as to documentation which they say they are unhappy with”. MSSA did, however, indicate that its affiliation with the group was “under review”.

“MSSA will meet with Sascoc in due course to clarify this matter. We request members to disregard any statements which imply that MSSA has been expelled from SASCOC as being false,” it said.

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