From karate to �ka-rotten�

Dissolved: Previous BOKA committee members. PIC KABO MPAETONA
Dissolved: Previous BOKA committee members. PIC KABO MPAETONA

Botswana Karatekas have always thrived, bagging several medals at international level and pushing their sport to be regarded as one of the most progressive in the country. But a weevil, stationed in the karate boardroom has begun to destroy the good image. Staff Writers, MQONDISI DUBE and CALISTUS KOLANTSHO trace the genesis of the rot

When Tshepo Bathai ousted Million Masumbika from the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) presidency, securing a 12-6 vote from the affiliates last May, it never looked like the beginning of a rough patch for the sport. But in the end, it proved to be a rugged terrain and eventful stint that lasted seven months.

An internal strife drove out Bathai and three of his executive committee members and a crisis was triggered at BOKA. The sport was left headless and the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) roped in a Commission of Inquiry.

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