- Mike Mangena, former soccer star and analyst, has been arrested after a bust found a drug lab on his property
- The police confirmed that mandrax is being manufactured on Mangena's plot in Randfontein
- Three men who were also on the property at the time of the bust were arrested as well
The soccer star accused of running a drug lab has been named as no other than former Kaizer Chiefs and Wits striker Mike "Sporo" Mangena.
Mangena was arrested by the police after they found a drug manufacturing lab on his plot in Randfontein.
SowetanLIVE reports the lab was manufacturing mandrax. The drugs are manufactured on the plot but are not being cut on the site.
South Africans were shocked when it was first reported that a former soccer star was arrested on charges of drug manufacturing.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that a former Kaizer Chiefs superstar was taken into custody after cops busted a drug operation on one of his properties, but at the time his identity was unclear.
Now, the police have confirmed that the plot on which the lab is situated belongs to Mangena.
Col Brenda Muridili stated that Mangena has been arrested for having the lab on his property, as well as three other men.
The bust came after a joint operation by the Hawks, the local anti-gang unit and the national crime intelligence.
Apparently, the units worked together and staked out the place for three weeks before striking.
Mangena was a big deal in the 1980s and played for the Chiefs as well as the Moroka Swallows before he retired and became a soccer analyst for SABC.
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