Karate instructor accused of abusing girls

6:56 PM by Petar
Johannesburg - A karate instructor accused of sexually abusing young girls appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

"The bail application will continue tomorrow [Tuesday]," said Gauteng spokesperson Kholeka Gcaleka.

The 68-year-old man was arrested on November 7 for allegedly inappropriately touching girls at his karate dojo in contravention of the Child Protection Act.

Warrant Officer Balan Muthan said he could not give details of the case as it had been handed over to the Child Protection Unit.

The man cannot be named until he has pleaded.