Confusion over karate’s funeral scheme

There is confusion surrounding a funeral scheme for karatekas PIC: KABO MPAETONA
There is confusion surrounding a funeral scheme for karatekas PIC: KABO MPAETONA

Confusion surrounds the Botswana Karate Association’s (BOKA) noble funeral scheme for karatekas with the association’s former president, Tshepho Bathai saying the scheme is in place while his successor, David Mathe denies its existence.

Bathai’s committee, which was voted out last year, initiated the scheme. Bathai said during his tenure, they reached an agreement with an insurance company to administer the scheme. He said the only process that was left was the implementation which included completion of membership forms by the karatekas.

He said it was disappointing that the scheme is not being utilised.  “The forms are there at BOKA office and it is shocking for the president to say that he is not aware of the scheme,” he said. But Mathe contradicted his predecessor, insisting there was no such arrangement in place. He said even before he became president, when he was still an ordinary BOKA member he never heard about the scheme. He said even though Bathai is no longer in the association, some people who were in his committee are in the current executive. He said the surviving committee members could have advised on the existence of such a scheme.

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