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[LISTEN] Listeners rally to help karate champ go to Kazakhstan tournament

Written by: Neo Koza

The only South African team member from the Eastern Cape to be selected for the Kyokushin World Union Karate Tournament in Kazakhstan on 7 and 8 December has received the funding needed to get to the tournament.

The Afternoon Drive came across the story of 33-year-old Litha Mtlalalisi on the online publication Ground Up.

A number of donors who called into 702 have pledged to assist with the needed amount of an estimated R10,000 for a visa application and a domestic flight from East London to Johannesburg.

My first world tournament was in 2017 in Russia. It was hard, it wasn't easy because most of the time you don't get the support in South Africa. It is hard for us to travel. It is expensive and we have to use our own money to travel.

Litha Mtalalisi, Karate champion

Most children don't compete, more especially in big tournaments, because of financial problems.

Litha Mtalalisi, Karate champion

Kalula has offered to provide the domestic flight while 702 callers have donated sums of money for his visa and other needs.

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