New Kaerobics Club opens in Botshabelo

Kaerobics fanatics are from the left Matshediso Masoabi, Adelice Mokhele, Portia Lethoko, Palesa Mohlobo and Mosa Molehe, with Shine Banyane at the back. PHOTO: LEBAKENG NKABI

Shine Banyane, well-known karate star and role model, has now opened the Black Cheetah Kaerobics Club in F Section, Botshabelo.
Shine is the founder of the Kaizer Sebothelo Aerobics Club, a club which trains at the Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium in Botshabelo.
Banyane saved the facility, which was meant for recycling but vandalised by thugs, by opening the club. It had been vandalised to such an extent that concerned community members suggested that the structure be destroyed. It was also a haven for gangs and drug addicts.
However, the authorities handed the facility over to the Mangaung Shine Banyane Sports Club to use it, which also changed the lives of young people of the community.
Currently the building is utilised on a daily basis by young people to do sports like gymnastics, karate, kaerobics as well as traditional activities. The kaerobics training, which seems very exciting for its members and spectators, is a combination of karate, self-defence and aerobics, a concept founded and created by Banyane.
“When I saw how people were destroying this building, I said to myself I can still do one more positive thing before the end of the year. I decided to use the structure to fight crime through sport. Sport has the power to transform lives and it teaches us how to live with differences, to learn the value of others, and to respect others,” Banyane added.
“We thank Mr Banyane for giving us the opportunity to exercise daily for free. Every day this building is full of youth and elders doing sports and recreational activities which helps our kids to live a positive lifestyle,” said Nomabongo Modikoe, member of the club.
Paseka Motapane, sports council chairperson, only had praise for this positive move to promote sports in the community.
“Botshabelo is faced with a lack of facilities for young people to exercise and this is a big achievement for the community of F Section. I am very happy to see so many young people using the facility. One man stood up and once again saved many lives without requesting any reward,” Motapane concluded. – Lebakeng Nkabi