Les évènements s’enchaînent dans l’affaire d’attouchements allégués dans laquelle est impliqué Kaysee Teeroovengadum. Si en début de semaine ce dernier a été sommé de «step down» en tant que chef de mission aux Jeux du Commonwealth, cette fois il a dû rendre son tablier de secrétaire général du comité olympique mauricien (COM) avec effet immédiat, ce samedi 7 avril.
Toujours dans le cadre de cette affaire, Kaysee Teeroovengadum a quitté l’Australie hier. Il sera de retour au pays en fin d’après-midi ce samedi. Toutefois, il devra retourner au pays des kangourous le 16 avril pour comparaître devant la Southport Magistrates Court le lendemain.
À lire le communiqué émis par le COM ce samedi 7 avril :
Mauritius Commonwealth Games Association
7 April 2018
Concerning the recent allegation of one count of misconduct against a team official of the Mauritius Commonwealth Games team at the 2018 Gold Coast Games, the Executive Board of the Mauritian Commonwealth Games Association and National Olympic Committee (“MNOC”) note that as the matter is currently being dealt with under the laws of Queensland, the Committee is not in a position to comment on the merits or otherwise of the allegation.
An internal MNOC investigation has revealed that the official in question was the person who reported the allegation to both the Queensland Police and the Commonwealth Games Federation as soon as he became aware of it, has at all times strenuously denied the allegation, and has stated that he will vigorously defend any legal proceedings that may ensue.
MNOC does not and will not condone or tolerate any inappropriate behaviour by any individual, and will always act in the best interest of the welfare of each and every one of its athletes and officials, whilst ensuring that all parties’ legal rights, and the fundamental presumption of innocence, are fairly accorded justly and equitably.
The Executive Board of the Mauritian Commonwealth Games Association and National Olympic Committee (“MNOC”) has resolved to step down the Secretary General from his present position with immediate effect. Due to the state of health of the official in question, MNOC has advised him to proceed back to Mauritius to which he agreed and compel to appear before the South Port Court of Australia on the 17th of April 2018 at 8.30 a.m sharp.
The MNOC shall not provide any further comment on this matter until the conclusion of the current legal process in Queensland.
The MNOC would like to inform the public that on the Easter day, the MNOC has offered an Easter token (US $100) to each athlete and coach as gift.
Hao Thyn Voon HA SHUN