Battle-weary karate yearn for peace

Peace-talk: Bakwadi (centre) addressing BOKA affiliates during an AGM PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Peace-talk: Bakwadi (centre) addressing BOKA affiliates during an AGM PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Infighting continues to plague the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) leadership, with no reigning peace in sight. Compounding this issue, a case is currently before the High Court involving past leadership and the current office bearers.

During a recent Annual General Meeting (AGM), delegates called for reconciliation between Mpho Bakwadi and Tshepho Bathai. Shitoryu Shukokai’s chief instructor, Ookeditse Malesu, emphasised the need for peace within karate.

“We have known each other for many years. The tension between the former and current leadership can be addressed amicably. I will assist in engaging karate elders to address the issue between Bathai and Bakwadi,” he said.

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