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Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) yesterday declared that no individuals will take part in the national karate elections tomorrow.

This comes after Sowetan alerted Sascoc that certain karate officials had nominated and seconded themselves to serve on the Karate South Africa (KSA) executive.

According to the nomination list in possession of Sowetan, Elias Jacobs has nominated and also seconded himself for the position of general secretary.

In addition, L van Heerden nominated SD Sindane for the position of president. Sindane reciprocated by nominating Van Heerden as an additional member.

In terms of the constitution of KSA, it is only regional structures that have exclusive powers to nominate and second people to serve on the executive.

The elections will take place at Sascoc House in Johannesburg, starting at 10am and will be attended by delegates from all over the country.

Moss Mashishi, Sascoc president, made it clear that no individuals will be allowed to participate in the meeting, only recognised structures.

"The only nominations that will be recognised are those from the regions."

This is will be the first proper elections of KSA after Mashishi facilitated a meeting last year that brought all the waring factions under one umbrella. Tembisa headmaster Cass Sehloho was the interim leader of KSA.

Leon Beech and Sindane have been nominated for the position of KSA president.

Peter Thage, Isaac Mashinini and Wandile Ncapai are nominated for the post of vice president, Jacobs for general secretary, with Noah Bhembe and Paul Kliment vying to be treasurer.

Nominees for additional members include Alpheus Sabela, Collen Sedoaba, Frans Mamabolo, Hoosain Narker, Msolkoli Ntombana, Saki Caga, Sanette Smit, Sidney Zilimbola, Soon Pretorius and Stanley Khoza.