Karate’s old wine in a new bottle

New committee, old problems: BOKA executive committee PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
New committee, old problems: BOKA executive committee PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Peace continues to elude the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) despite new leadership which was meant to cleanse the sport.

A few months into office, BOKA president, Mpho Bakwadi suspended his secretary-general, Dick Othusitse Tshepang.

Through a suspension letter dated June 13, 2023, Bakwadi accused Tshepang of refusing to obey direct instructions from the BOKA president on June 9 during the Region 5 tournament in Zimbabwe. “Your behaviour is tantamount to insubordination. After careful consideration, your behaviour constitutes a serious breach of the association’s policies and professional conduct.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

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