NWU Mafikeng Alumnus appointed Boxing South Africa CEO

Issued by
Mafikeng, May 24, 2016

North-West University Mafikeng Campus former students and Student Representative Council Deputy President Tsholofelo Lejaka has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Boxing South Africa (BSA).His appointment was announced by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday (20 May 2016) in Pretoria.

Lejaka has served as Chief Director of Corporate Services within the sports department. He is also well-acquainted with working with Mbalula, as he served as Chief of Staff when Mbalula was Deputy Minister of Police.

During his announcement, Mbalula detailed his department's plan to restore boxing back to its former glory. "A lot has been done and the wheels are turning in the right direction".

"I am giving you the best," said Mbalula of Lejaka's appointment.

Lejaka had this to say when asked about his appointment: "I am going to have to be the one in the thick of things." He joked that in a few years' time he may have collected some bruises along the way.

Lejaka said BSA, along with the department, had a defined plan of action to revive the fortunes of boxing.

"I am sure we can turn this thing around," he said.

Centring the sport on the boxer, raising the boxer's status in the sporting world, ensuring transparency in how much a promoter pocketed, and enshrining the rule book, were some of the promises Lejaka made.

He fills a position that was vacant since the resignation of Loyiso Mtya in 2015.