Suspended gaming chief seeks National Court review

National, Normal

The National, Monday 07th November 2011

SUSPENDED National Gaming Board chief executive officer Simon Sanagke has filed an urgent application in the National Court questioning his suspension.
He is asking the court to allow his case against the state and the board to be heard.
Sanagke wants to seek a judicial review on the decision to have him suspended on allegations that he did not have a valid contract.
Last Wednesday, Sanagke sought to make the application but he could not because the court said the state, being a defendant in the matter, needed to be present in court.
Sanagke claims he was wrongfully suspended given that his five-year contract expires next year.
However, the State and NGCB claim that the contract is flawed and needed proper analysis as to the requirements and procedures to be met by a potential office bearer.
The ruling whether to have him heard in a judicial review tract is expected this week.
Eddie Mike is the acting chief executive officer of the board.