Chobe FA chairperson faces defamation charges


FRANCISTOWN: Chairperson of the Chobe Regional Football Association (CRFA), Tshegofatso Balisi might find himself in court fighting defamation charges against aspiring chairperson, Johane Chenjekwa.

Chenjekwa through his attorneys Maiba Law Chambers accuses Balisi of publishing falsehoods to the president of the Botswana Football Association (BFA), Maclean Letshwiti, that he (Chenjekwa) encourages hate speech and discrimination.

As a result, Chenjekwa is demanding a formal apology from Balisi. In his letter demanding an apology, Chenjekwa added that the association relied on the alleged falsehoods from Balisi to block him from contesting for the upcoming regional election.

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