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Karate coach granted bail

2012-03-07 11:54

Johannesburg - The karate coach who faces charges of sexually assaulting his students has been granted bail by the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

The 68-year-old coach was granted R15 000 bail on Tuesday.

He is accused of inappropriately touching 11 of his students and former students and has been in custody for three months.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson, Kholeka Gcaleka, said on Wednesday that the case had been postponed to March 23.

Comments
  • Hallo - 2012-03-07 12:15

    Daniel-San, this not tournament. This for real.

      george.frangs - 2012-12-05 15:59

      :\ lol

  • PhilipV - 2012-03-07 12:19

    This is so wrong, teaching karate involves a instructor touching students ... I would like to know where he touched, what are the claims. As a person whom involves myself within the arts (not martial), of Ballroom and Latin-American, I can say that if my teacher didn't grab me by the buttocks to pull it in so I have proper posture, what is the point of taking lessons? I did take karate when I was younger (much younger), but I didn't really have interest in this contact sport, so I never went past my first stripe on the yellow belt. Yet I do recall my instructor touching me, but never in a manner that would be considered sexual assault and/or abuse. My question is, was this to teach posture or is somebody making a fuss about nothing?

      george.frangs - 2012-12-05 15:42

      Seriously, that is a good point. 10000 points to you. But in this case, I think he was a dirty old opportunist, guised as him instructing. I had a teacher like this in PRIMARY school who would touch the girls on there bums and thighs, and then smack or pinch them saying he was disciplining them. That all ended the day he snapped a girl in my class's panties. He was reported to the school (not the first time) and they just let him go. No police, no nothing. Thankfully, this was a small town in the Free-State and her father was a monster (the type of guy the walks sideways through most doors...). Lets just say he won't be using his hands again...

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-03-07 14:03

    Why is the name such a secret??

      PhilipV - 2012-03-07 14:22

      Because you can not reveal a persons name until a formal case has been built. Something like that. The nature of the sport and instruction methods make it difficult to determine if the actual accusations are legitimate.

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