- Orlando Pirates midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni was arrested on Monday for shooting off his firearm in a public place
- The soccer player spent a few hours in jail and was released on R1 000 bail
- This report follows on the heels of the reported allegations of sexual harassment of a young girl by another Pirates player
Thamsanqa Sangweni, midfielder ot the Orlando Pirates, has been arrested and charged after he fired his gun in a public area.
The player sent of random shots at The Core Shopping Centre, scaring shoppers half to death. The security guards who responded to the shots thought it was a robbery in process and expected the worst.
Sangweni has been released on a R1 000 bail and his gun license was confiscated. There is no official date for a court case yet. Sangweni only spent a few hours in jail.
According to reports by The Sowetan, Sangweni has blasted off 7 shots with his gun before security guards cuffed him.
The 9mm gun was also handed in to the police by the security guards as evidence.
Granville Meyer, the Sandton Police spokeperson, stated that there has been a case opened of discharging a firearm in a municipal area.
This news follows shortly after reports of another Orlando Pirates player facing accusations of forcing himself on a 15-year old girl.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the police are withholding the name of the man accused because the case has not yet been proven.
According to reports by Sowetan Live, the striker is dating one of the victim's aunt's daughters. The girl was at her grandmother's house on the 30th March 2018 for lunch and spent the day there. The mother of the victim is asking the Police Minister Bheki Cele to please intervene and remove the investigating officers from the case.
Floyd Mbhele, spokesperson for the Pirates, was not able to comment on the actions of Sangweni.
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