COMMONWEALTH GAMES PRESIDENT IN CAPE TOWN FOR HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS

FILE: President of the Commonwealth Games Federation Louise Martin. Picture: AFP.ABOVE FILE: President of the Commonwealth Games Federation Louise Martin. Picture: AFP.


CAPE TOWN – The Commonwealth Games Federation has confirmed to Eyewitness News that its President Louise Martin has travelled to South Africa for high-level meetings.

Earlier this week, Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula cast doubt on Durban’s preparations to host the 2022 Games due to cost constraints.

The Commonwealth Games Federation says a review team has been appointed and is in the final stages of evaluating submissions from South Africa to determine whether Durban’s proposals are consistent with their original Bid Commitments.

Thereafter, a recommendation will be referred to the federation’s Executive Board on 11 and 12 March.

It’s understood Martin is also in the country to meet President Jacob Zuma.

This came after Mbalula said if both parties fail to find common ground on cost cutting measures, the South African government would not host the games.\

 

Eye Witness News

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