The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has announced that is has dissolved the Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) stand-in committee for failing to comply with some orders.
According to a statement signed by the council's chairperson, Sunduzwayo Madise, the decision was made at the 179th meeting due to AAM's failure to conclusively finalise amendments to the constitution and hold elections.
"The mandate of the Executive Committee expired last year, but Council gave them a three months extension period in order to finalise processes for the amendment of the constitution and the holding of elections. This development has led the Association to have several rival camps, thereby rendering it dysfunctional which is detrimental to the sport, the athlete, sports in general and to the nation," reads the statement.
Meanwhile Madise says the council has appointed a Caretaker Committee to be chaired by Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Kalembera SC.
The other members of the caretaker committee comprise Oscar Kanjala, Thokozile Kuwali, Chifundo Tenthani and King Rudi.
"The Caretaker Committee will oversee the finalization of the processes that have remained uncompleted including holding elections for the new Executive Committee of the Association," reads further the statement.
AAM was led by Godfrey Phiri as president, while Frank Chitembeya was the general secretary.