Mitchell hearing drags on

John Mitchell’s disciplinary hearing will continue into next week and the Lions are only expected to announce the outcome in September.

The Lions coach was suspended during the league campaign after players complained about his brutal management style. Mitchell was expected to learn his fate this week, but it’s now emerged that the hearing will take longer than anticipated.

According to Business Day, the hearing will continue into next week as the Lions players are called in to give their accounts. Lions acting CEO Ruben Moggee said that it would ‘be a while’ before this matter was concluded and that nothing would be finalised before September.