A SUCCESSION BATTLE?
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.