18 Aug CRICKET OMBUDS NOTES THE VARIOUS REQUESTS FOR EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR PERSONS OR ORGANISATIONS WHO WANT TO FORMALLY RESPOND TO ALLEGATIONS
JOHANNESBURG: The Cricket South Africa (CSA) Social Justice and Nation Building Project (SJN) hearings are set to resume on Monday, 23 August 2021. This follows a recess to allow persons or organizations who were mentioned adversely during the course of the hearings to formally respond to allegations levelled against them
The Office of the Transformation Ombudsman (OTO) has however received requests from various parties to extend the deadline that has been set to allow for proper preparedness for responses.
Consequently, the Transformation Ombudsman, Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza SC, formally invites those who were mentioned adversely to forward short written submissions stating whether or not they require an extension of time in order to respond, and if so, the reasons for requesting additional time.
“I also call upon Werksmans, the Legal Resource to the OTO, who are acting as Evidence Leaders in the hearings to file their own written submissions either in reaction to such requests for postponement as may be requested, or merely to express their views on why the hearings should proceed as scheduled on 23 August 2021,” said the Transformation Ombudsman, Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza SC.
“On Monday, 23 August 2021, both parties – those representing persons or organisations who were mentioned to their detriment and the Evidence Leaders must prepare to present oral arguments in support of their stance on whether there should be an extension of time,” added Advocate Ntsebeza SC.
The Transformation Ombudsman will consider both written and oral submissions and thereafter decide on the resumption of the hearings.
The deadline for the submission is Thursday, 19 August 2021.
The short written submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued by: The Office of the Cricket Ombudsman
Contact: Adv Fumisa Ngqele
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