Minister of Sports Fikile Mbalula has challenged the AfriForum CEO, Kallie Kriel, to go to court if he believes the Department Sport's transformation plan is unlawful.
Kriel argued that the minister's decision to ban four of the country's biggest sporting codes for not meeting transformation targets, discriminates against race.
If you're going to not use merit, then of course it's going to deteriorate. There are many black people who can get into those teams on merit. But to chase demographic representation is not only immoral, but it's against the law in this country.— Kallie Kriel, Afriforum CEO
Mbalula said there is one federation which seems to have problems with transformation. But he refused to reveal it.
I will not retreat on transformation. Kallie you can go to court, we will meet in the Constitutional Court.— Fikile Mbalula, Sports Minister
I'm telling you now, all of you combined I'm ready for you. I'm going to take you on on transformation. I'm not going to preach it. But I'm going to do it because that's what our Constitution demands of us.— Fikile Mbalula, Sports Minister
The transformation in sports panel debate was live on the Afternoon Drive show with Xolani Gwala, looking at transfomartion with minister of sports, and members representing some of the biggest sporting federations in the country including football, cricket, rugby, netball, hockey and critics of current transformation policies
WATCH the video of the panel debate on transformation in sports below...
This article first appeared on 702 : 'I will not retreat on transformation... I'm ready for all of you', says Mbalula