Gaborone United management went to the corner bruised in the first round of their case against a concerned group that is protesting the outcome of the 2015 annual general meeting that ushered in the new committee.
The 10 concerned applicants approached the High Court seeking an order to nullify the meeting of July 11, 2015 AGM, its decisions and resolutions.
The applicants are Molatedi Diole, Peggy Keakopa, Mildred Chingapane, Keemenao Oduetse Mahalelo, Basha Gaborone, Kgomotso Monageng, Kebaeletse Koobokile, Kelebogile Mokgweng, Peter Chicho and Edwin Kabelo Chuma.
Gaborone United management contested the procedure in which the case was brought before the court. They argued that “although the applicants seek to review and set aside the proceedings of the annual general meeting, they have not attached the minutes of the said meeting to their founding papers to enable the court to get an appreciation of what transpired at the meeting.
“Failure by the applicants to attach minutes of the said meeting is fatal to this application and on that ground alone the application should be dismissed,” read their argument”.
The management say some of the applicants are not genuine members of the GU but only applied for membership for the purposes of voting during the elections.
Justice Dambe dismissed the respondents’ case with cost and set July as the trial date for the main case of setting aside the resolutions of the AGM.