Grading exercise for Tsholotsho karatekas

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TSHOLOTSHO karatekas will converge at the Tsholotsho Catholic Church on Saturday for a grading exercise to be carried out by Dragons Karate Academy.

Sports Reporter

Thandiwe Mpofu the Dragons Karate Academy public relations officer said all was set for the event.

“We are more than ready to host the event. All preparations are in place,” Mpofu said.

Karatekas are expected to graduate to yellow, orange, blue, brown and black belts.

All eyes will be on Miss Tsholotsho first princess and second brown belt holder Gugulethu Ncube, expected to get a yellow belt this time. Mpofu said they were expecting a huge turnout at the grading ceremony.

“We are expecting more people to come and support the event. This will be an open event. Locals are invited to come and watch karatekas in action,” she said.

Bulawayo-based karate clubs are also expected to grace the occasion.

Sempai sensei Branco Manyathela of Bulawayo said they would be in Tsholotsho to support the Dragons Academy.

“We are going to be there to support our Dragons colleagues. I’m happy the sport is spreading around the region, so we have to support it in order for it to grow,” Manyathela said.

Member of Parliament for Tsholotsho South, Zenzo Sibanda, is expected to grace the event with other local stakeholders.