K ARATEKA Solly Hlophe from G auteng and Edward Matjila from North West superbly defended their Shin Kyokushinkai Karate Open titles in Swaziland, at the weekend.
Hlophe beat Thabo Hlophe (unrelated) from Swaziland in the Men's Open while Matjila defeated another Swazi fighter, Sipho Twala, in the Under-70kg.
Full results: Men's Under-50kg: 1 Lungelo Dlamini, 2 Nenzi Dlamini, 3 Siyabonga Dlamini, 4 Linda Siyaya.
Under-60kg: 1 Zakhele Mzileni, 2 Eward Mkhweli, 3 Lucky Mamba, 4 Siboniso Matsenjwa.
Under-70kg: 1 Edward Matjila, 2 Tfwala, 3 Clement Baloyi, 4 Wandile Mkonynane.
Open: 1 Solly Hlophe, 2 Thabo Hlophe, 3 Kwanele Fakudze, 4 Michael Mbamane.
Women's open division: 1 Andronica Rakgantsho, 2 Sisana Shongwe, 3 Nozipho Mamba, 4 Ntombi Sinqe.