Cape Town - The
South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has
with immediate effect deregistered Karate South Africa’s (KSA)
membership with SASCOC in terms of a Board resolution.
SASCOC has at all times endeavoured as a macro sports body, to
support the National Federations. However, it is apparent and evident
that the leadership of KSA has continued to mislead SASCOC by agreeing
to implement certain joint decisions and thereafter failing to implement
same and in fact reneging on such decisions.
This unfortunate decision we have reached, due to the inability of
Karate South Africa to adhere to and implement the undermentioned
- The unconditional reinstatement of KSA officials who are suspended
from KSA and who the KSA leadership refuse to reinstate even after the
Public Prosecutor refused to prosecute these individuals.
- The merged inclusion of full Contact Karate as agreed after a
meeting between the two parties (KSA and KSA Full Contact) and SASCOC.
As a result of the above, SASCOC will now engage with
Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Fikile Mbalula, in terms
of the Sport and Recreation Act, in order to ensure that all athletes
affiliated to the federation are not prejudiced and are able to develop
their potential and a structure is put in place to facilitate same.