A SUC­CES­SION BAT­TLE?

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THIS is not the first time that Bobby has found him­self at the re­ceiv­ing end of Kemiso's vit­riol. Last year Kemiso launched a sim­i­lar at­tack on Bobby six days af­ter

– Bobby apol­o­gised for ut­ter­ances that rat­tled the team ’ s fans. I m an­gry, sad and very per­turbed. He “’ has now apol­o­gised, but I don t know what

’ to say ex­cept that it took a long time for him to apol­o­gise. We were all hurt by his words, this not “(sic) who we [the Mo­taungs] r!” she wrote at the time on the site.

Bobby told the me­dia that his re­moval from the club as foot­ball man­ager would re­main a pipe dream for those want­ing to see him step down.

He said this af­ter Chiefs fans blamed him for the team s lack­lus­tre per­for­mance.

’ As for those who dream that Bobby “ Mo­taung must step down, that Bobby Mo­taung must go, it is a dream! Bobby Mo­taung goes nowhere. I m not elected here. I wasn't t ap­pointed by the ANC or IFP I ll be here as long as this com­pany

… ’ ex­ists,” Bobby had said. Speak­ing on SABC s Soc­cer­zone at a later stage, Bobby apol­o­gised for his state­ment.

He blamed the cap­taincy is­sue that saw Jimmy Tau stripped of his cap­tain's arm­band.

I took a lot of strain be­cause of the “al­le­ga­tions. I re­acted emo­tion­ally and out of frus­tra­tion,” he re­port­edly said. But Kemiso would have none of it. “Bobby is not MD nor CEO as some peo­ple be­lieve! Bra K (Kaizer Mo­taung) is still hands on. “I know. I work for him. Just know that we ap­pre­ci­ate ur sup­port, we value u and know that you sac­ri­fice for this team! Don ’ t fo­cus on Bobby, the brand is big­ger than him,” she wrote on the site. Her lat­est com­ments sparked spec­u­la­tion that the sib­lings would be at each other's throats when Kaizer Snr re­tires.

It is not “known who, among Bobby, Mo­taung Jnr and Jes­sica, will take over as club chair when the old man re­tires,” says a source close to the fam­ily. Bobby has “demon­strated his busi­ness acu­men as he runs suc­cess­ful busi­nesses.

Jes­sica has “suc­ceeded in mar­ket­ing the brand be­yond the borders of this coun­try and that puts her at an ad­van­tage.

But “Mo­taung Jnr can't be ruled out. He has vast knowl­edge of foot­ball and his name in­di­cates that he is the heir to the throne.

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