Sakunda holdings leads DeMbare mediation process

By Anashe Murombedzi

DYNAMOS sponsor, Sakunda Holdings has proposed a mediation process aimed at resolving a long standing impasse between two camps fighting for control of the country’s biggest club.

The team’s long standing disputes could soon be a thing of the past if warring parties heed calls for them to engage, following a proposed mediation process.


Efforts to bring the Benard Marriot and Enerst Kamba camps to the negotiating table are being initiated by the club sponsor, Sakunda Holdings, which made it clear that it is concerned by the ongoing impasse at DeMbare.


The fuel company’s legal representatives, Chimuka Mafunga Attorneys have since written to the two Dynamos camps proposing a mediation process.


According to letters that are addressed to Marriot and Kamba and dated 24 June 2022, the mediation is aimed at ensuring a quick and final resolution of the shareholders disputes and pave way for the smooth running of the club for the benefit of the stakeholders, fans, management, and the entire constituency of stakeholders.


To ensure a fair dispute resolution, Sakunda has proposed that the mediation be led by Advocate Thembinkosi Magwaliba of Advocate Chambers and any retired judges appointed by arbitral institutions such as Africa Institute of Mediation and Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Solutions Centre and Harare Commercial Arbitration Centre.


The two parties in the Dynamos dispute have also been advised to consult their professional advisors for guidance and representation in the whole process.


The fight for control of Dynamos escalated when a new board of former players led by Ernest Kamba was appointed last year in a move rejected by the club’s long serving chairperson, Marriot.


According to Sakunda Holdings, it’s efforts to engage the two camps since September last year to this June have not yielded any positive results.


Already, there are fears that the dragging of the dispute could see Sakunda withdrawing it’s sponsorship of the club.