In June 2019 the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the bodybuilder Roberspeare Bopa after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Furosemide.
After notification the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by SAIDS.
SAIDS accepts that the violation was not intentional and that the Athlete established how the prohibited substance entered his system. It considers that the Athlete gave a prompt admission and mentioned his medication in question on the Doping Control Form. The Athlete had not received anti-doping education and he was unaware the his medication contained a prohibited substance.
Therefore SAIDS decides on 19 July 2019 to impose a 14 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 13 June 2019.