De Klerk new leader of the pride

Former Springbok lock Kevin de Klerk has been the only person nominated for the vacant position of Golden Lions president.

Former president Jannie Ferreira was forced to resign in early June after a number of the province’s leading clubs called for Ferreira to stand down after a caucus meeting. Neville Jardine has been acting president, but De Klerk – who played 13 Tests for the Boks – was the only nominee for the general meeting to be held on 27 July.

De Klerk’s nomination had to be specially approved by the present executive committee as he has not served the necessary two years on the chairman’s council as stipulated in the constitution. His election will be conditional upon the changing of the constitution at the same meeting on 27 July in order for him to be elected.

Two deputy presidents and four vice-presidents also need to be elected as the four-year term of the whole executive committee has come to an end. It has been proposed this four-year term of office reverts back to two years, as was previously the case.