On 9 October 2015, KSA was successful
in obtaining a High Court Order interdicting and restraining Mr Mubarak Mohamed
from serving as administrator of KSA, in terms of SASCOC’s letter of
appointment dated 12 September 2015, until the arbitration between KSA and
SASCOC is completed. Further the Judge hearing KSA application, accepted that
Mr Mohamed’s appointed may be unlawful. In the circumstances, the Judge ordered
that the arbitrator, hearing the dispute between SASCOC and KSA in respect of
SASCOC’s decision to deregister KSA, determine whether SASCOC’s appointment of
Mr Mohamed as administrator is unlawful.
The Judge recognised KSA’s arguments
On SASCOC’s own version, KSA is no
longer its member but SASCOC decided to appoint an administrator of KSA.
It would be unfair if SASCOC’s
appointed board member, Mr Mohamed, is to administer KSA whilst KSA and SASCOC
are engaged in an arbitration.
The Court allowed the meeting convened
by Mr Mohamed on 10 October 2015 to continue as it ordered that no resolutions
could be taken at the meeting in addition to Mr Mohamed being interdicted and
restrained from serving as the administrator. It follows that the meeting on 10
October 2015 was not an official meeting but no more than a gathering. We note
that SASCOC’s legal team advised the Court that over 300 people from all over
the country intended attending the meeting. However, we are informed that the
number of people that attended the meeting was substantially less than 300
people and included current members of KSA who we encouraged to attend the
No member of SASCOC was present during
the Court hearing.
We note that yesterday’s meeting was
attended by members of dissent bodies not recognised by the WKF, including
United World Karate Federation and Full Contact Karate. The WKF position, as
stated to KSA, is that if KSA accepts members who belong to dissent bodies, the
WKF will immediately suspend KSA’s membership.