Former Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission Rusten Mogane, was found guilty of alleged financial management.
Mogane who was suspended by the commission on the 1 July 2011 with full remuneration, saw his term in office coming to an end on the 1 April this year while on suspension.
Mogane’s suspension is the longest of any sports administrator in the country having been suspended for 1 year and 9 months.
During the period of suspension the NSC appointed an independent forensic team from PriceWaterHouse Coopers to investigate into alleged irregularities at the NSC.
This was announced by the chairperson of the NSC Vivienne Katjiuongua at the NSC head quarter in Windhoek today (24 April).
According to Katjiuongua, the investigation concluded that there were indeed irregularities.
“The Commission in consultation with its line Ministry (Sports) and legal advisors concluded that it will be in the best interest of both parties to terminate the relationship between NSC and Mogane. The terms of the separation are set out in a confidential agreement, signed by both parties, effective from 1 April 2013,” said Katjiuongua.
Katjiuongua further said the commission had requested the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture to assist the commission in finding another chief administrator as soon as possible.
The appointment of the new chief administrator will serve on a short term basis, while the position is being advertised for suitable candidate to apply.
Katjiuongua adds that only the line ministry and not the NSC has the authority to appoint a new chief administrator.
When The Villager asked Katjiuongua to whether the NSC was happy with Mogane during his tenure in office, Katjiuonga said: “He tried his best, but I cannot comment further on that.”