TZ braces for AGM

Enock Muchinjo

TENNIS Zimbabwe (TZ) holds its annual general meeting tomorrow against an edgy background of corruption charges and declining playing standards in the sport that is set to dominate proceedings

at the meeting.

The AGM is the first major meeting since the association’s former president, Paul Chingoka, was suspended from all tennis activities by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) for alleged mal-administration during his tenure at TZ. Chingoka is under probe together with former TZ treasurer Bash Mahomed.

At the meeting, TZ is likely to announce the auditing firm appointed to investigate the association’s financial transactions. Last month the SRC ordered TZ to engage the services of an independent auditing committee after declaring the association’s books to be in “shambles”.

TZ president Cecil Gombera, who would not disclose whether he will stand for a second term at the helm or not, told IndependentSport this week that his association has already agreed terms with an auditor.

Zimbabwe tennis is at an all-time low after a makeshift Zimbabwe Davis Cup team failed to book a place in the prestigious world group after falling to rookies Serbia and Montenegro in March.