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IN A startling development to the Caster Semenya story, the board of Athletics South Africa did not stop Leonard Chuene from resigning as ASA president.
This sharply clarifies the impression created by reports in the media that Chuene had the backing of the board and the general council.
The association's general council - ASA's highest decision making body - 10 days ago said it "approved of the manner in which Chuene and the management of ASA had handled" the Semenya issue.
A board member, who was present at the Sunday meeting where the board is alleged to have backed Chuene, said not accepting Chuene's resignation on Sunday did not mean that the board necessarily wanted him to stay on.
The board comprises Chris Britz, Thomas Manoko, Snowy Matthews, Hendrick Mokganyetsi, Kakata Maponyane, Roger Adams, Laraine Lane, Godfrey Hammers, Lilly Motete, Simon Dlamini and Chuene.
The ASA council is made up of 17 ASA provinces and nine associate members, some of whom are also board members.
While there has been an outcry and widespread calls from politicians for ASA to fire Chuene following his confession, this revelation is damning because the council is meeting tomorrow to discuss Chuene.
The board member said it was not their call to ask Chuene to step down or to continue as ASA president nor was it for them to accept his resignation.
"Instead, we recommended that Chuene take his proposed resignation to the council, as per procedure," he said.
The development means that Chuene's fate still hangs in the balance despite political support, notably from Butana Komphela, chairperson of Parliament's sports and recreation portfolio committee.