Soccer star gets R2,000 bail after 'assault at home' on woman

07 September 2020 - 19:03
Orlando Pirates player Thembinkosi Lorch was released on R2,000 bail on Monday after allegedly assaulting a woman in Johannesburg. File photo.
Orlando Pirates player Thembinkosi Lorch was released on R2,000 bail on Monday after allegedly assaulting a woman in Johannesburg. File photo.
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Orlando Pirates player Thembinkosi Lorch was on Monday released on R2,000 bail after allegedly assaulting a woman in Johannesburg.

"Soccer player Thembinkosi Lorch appeared at the Midrand magistrate's court earlier [on Monday], facing a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm," said National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane.

She said Lorch was due back in court on October 18.

Police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele said Lorch was arrested in the early hours of Monday.

"Police in the early hours of Monday morning arrested [the player] for allegedly assaulting a woman at his place of residence in Midrand" said Makhubele.

He said Lorch allegedly assaulted the woman after a verbal altercation.

"The victim was allegedly rescued by the suspect's friend who was present at the time of the incident," added Makhubele.

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