THE Habineza-Beraho saga is far from over.
After booting the national Olympics committee (RNOC) supreme out of office, Sports minister Joseph Habineza is now contemplating dragging the former to court on grounds of breach of privacy and insubordination.
The two sports chiefs have been at loggerheads for a longtime but the feud reached a point of no return on Tuesday when the minister drove Ignace Beraho and his executive out of office.
Habineza revealed to Times Sport on Wednesday that he had not only stopped at showing Beraho the exit but that he was in the process of taking the disbanded RNOC boss to court for breach of privacy and insubordination.
In a letter copied to Times Sport, the minister said that Beraho had shown great signs of insubordination and arrogance in two letters (N/Ref CNOSR/107L/08 dated 18th September 2009 and N/Ref CNOSR.89L/09 dated 7th October 2009) addressed to him.
According to the minister, he advised Beraho to apologise and withdraw the letters but the latter turned a deaf ear and instead made the issues public during RNOC’s press conferences.
The feud reached new heights recently when the minister hounded Beraho out of a crisis meeting.
The meeting was meant for all local sports federations and the National Olympics Committee, but Beraho wasn’t among the invited guests since the minister does not recognise him as the genuine RNOC president.
Habineza attributed the dissolution to several reasons; including incompetence and the officials having served past their reign among others. RNOC’s disbanded chief Beraho was criticized for stubbornly refusing to step down.
“Technically, his reign ran out back in April so one wonders what he has been doing in office since,” Habineza wondered.
He also said how several federations were complaining at how RNOC was threatening to complicate the electoral process with weird demands.
The minister further blasted the body for their incompetence after failing to submit administrative and financial reports ever since they assumed power [for the second term] four years ago.