Karate war lands in High Court

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In an unprecedented move, the tension between karate members and Japan Karate Association (JKA) Botswana has reached Lobatse High Court with Justice Matlhogonolo Phuthego granting an order in favour of the federation this morning.

According to court papers that were filed yesterday, the applicant in the matter, JKA Botswana World Federation wanted a meeting scheduled for today to be declared “irregular and unlawful” calling upon respondents, Keone Kgorotlhe, Thabang Lesole, and Bikie Gasemotse.

The court granted the order to restrain the respondents from proceeding with today’s meeting. It further called upon the respondents, who were not present in court at the time, to appear on February 9, 2023, “to show cause, if any,” why the order should not be made final in “directing that a meeting scheduled for December 17, 2022, by respondents as being irregular and unlawful”.

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