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THE 17 Athletics South Africa provinces have been advised by the interim leadership to apply for R3.5million from the National Lottery Distribution Fund for development.
At the same time, clubs must apply for financial assistance of R450000 in a move described by some of the leaders as a process to buy votes ahead of the eagerly-awaited elections.
This is contained in the minutes of the "information session" last weekend where interim administrator Ray Mali announced that the application rules have been simplified.
The ASA interim leadership was put together by Sascoc after the suspension of Leonard Chuene and his board on their handling of the Caster Semenya gender verification tests.
According to the minutes, which are in possession of Sowetan, the ASA provinces and clubs must approach deputy administrator Richard Stander for assistance in applying for Lotto money.
The minutes also confirm the resignation of former ASA communications manager Phiwe Tsholetsane-Mlangeni.
"We are aware that the ASA interim leadership are using the Lotto money to buy votes," said a senior athletics administrator, on condition of anonymity, yesterday.
"We know there is a particular senior person that even some of the staff members are assisting to campaign to be elected president."