Local Football governing body ZIFA has with immediate effect dismissed Highlanders CEO Ndumiso Gumede, from any role, position or status in association football in Zimbabwe and suspended Premier Soccer League chairman Peter Dube.
ZIFA has accused Gumede of writing to FIFA and peddling falsehoods while Peter Dube has been accused in meddling in current promotion and relegation saga.
A statement from the association read:
The ZIFA Executive Committee met on the 13th of November 2016 and resolved to provisionally dismiss Gumede in terms of Article 34 (n) of the ZIFA constitution.
Gumede has to immediately relinquish all associations with ZIFA and its members as a result of his gross violations of the ZIFA constitution and undermining a constitutionally elected leadership.
Gumede wrote a letter to the world football governing body, FIFA, peddling falsehoods about a legitimate football leadership; seeking to dissolve a constitutionally elected Executive Committee.
Gumede further sought to destabilise smooth football administration by establishing a bogus parallel structure which operated as a ‘ZIFA Working Committee’ in a foiled attempt to seize control of association football from ZIFA.
In that vein, Gumede ceases to be a member of the global football family and is now barred from representing or associating himself with ZIFA or any of its members.
In a related matter, ZIFA has provisionally suspended Peter Dube and disciplinary proceedings have been instituted against the Premier Soccer League Chairperson, following his inappropriate conduct during a ZIFA congress on 29 October 2016.
Dube is accused of contravening Article 1.15 of Schedule 11 of the ZIFA Rules and Regulations.
On the 29th of October 2106, Dube interrupted formal proceedings during a ZIFA congress and he further attempted to incite chaos by standing up and addressing congress delegates without seeking requisite permission from the chair of the congress.
Dube also incited Premier Soccer League clubs’ representatives to denounce lawfully made resolutions.
Dube violated ZIFA regulations by failing to restrain himself during the PSL promotion/relegation conundrum and he also attended the meeting as a representative of Highlanders Football Club while he is a ZIFA Executive Committee member.
Consequently, Dube has been suspended from representing or associating himself with ZIFA or any of its members and he in turn ceases to be a member of the global football family.