Bucs chairman Irvin Khoza has responded after a labour court application from Julius Sono was filed to remove him from the famous club
Julius Sono is the brother of Jomo Cosmos boss Jomo Sono, and believes Orlando Piratesshould also be owned by the Sono’s.
Julius’ father is the legendary Bucs player Eric ‘Scara’ Sono, so Pirates chairman Khoza has moved to clear the air.
“It is really painful to see the son of an Orlando Pirates great, Eric ‘Scara’ Sono in such a sad state of mind.
“This is the second time in a space of a month that Orlando Pirates had to attend to his spurious claims. First it was a case he went to open at the Hillbrow Police Station which after an investigation by Detective Cokozani was thrown out by the prosecutors.
“Yesterday he tried to sneak in a case at the Labour Court hoping to get a default judgement resulting from a possible ‘non-appearance’ of respondents, he cited.
“It is time that Julius get help as it is really painful to see him in such a compromised mental state,” stated Khoza on Pirates official website.
Khoza has been the owner of Pirates since 1991 and is also the Chairman of the PSL.
He has commented after labour court judge, Edwin Molahlehi gave Pirates 10 days to respond to Sono’s application.
Lawyer Michael Murphy has underlined the baseless nature of the case.
“We have 10 days to present an answering affidavit, so we will deal with it, but it’s probably going nowhere,” Murphy told Drum.
“We’re not even sure who the applicant is, because different parties have been mentioned. To me, this is a serious pile of drivel,” said Murphy.
Who Really Owns Orlando Pirates?
Who really owns Pirates? Many people have been speculating for years,with no definite answer as to who owns Orlando Pirates Football Club. From 1937,this South African soccer giant has changed names from Orlando boys which consisted mainly of mine dwellers, who settled in the Eastern Orlando. Many migrated from rural KZN,Limpopo and Free State to seek better job opportunities in the big city of gold. In 1991,Khoza took over the club’s administration duties after there were minor problem that nearly sunk the ship. This tale boldly reminds me of Steve Jobs who built Apple and McIntosh before being outvoted in a board meeting coup and Apple Computers was in a brink of a shut down before Jobs was recalled a few years later when the new CEO decided to put his tail between his legs and saved Apple to make it into a world-wide multi billion company. What raises questions is ;If Khoza was recalled,when was he part of Pirates and how,if not why did he jump the ship? What made the club to be in turmoil? My mother was a Bhakaneer and my father is a Buccaniya. Orlando Pirates Football Club was registered as an NGO which was a community development/empowerment entity. When Khoza took over,like Steve Jobs he took over on cindition that he will be in charge of everything. That is where Khoza registered Orlando Pirates Football Club (PTY)LTD and thus owned rights and financial power. If Khoza bought the team,who did he bought it from and how did it cost? What happened to the money? Khoza performed one of the best coup de tat in SA football. Rendering
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