- Orlando Pirates soccer player Thembinkosi Lorch has been released on R2 000 bail following an arrest
- This comes after Thembinkosi allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in an apartment in Midrand yesterday morning
- Mzansi took to Twitter to express their feelings on Thembinkosis arrest and release
Renowned soccer player, Thembinkosi Lorch, has been released on R2 000 bail following an arrest for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. The Orlando Pirates midfielder was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning.
It's understood that Lorch was kept at Midrand Police Station overnight and was released yesterday afternoon following the bail payment. This comes shortly after the Buccaneers had suspended Lorch after he reportedly broke club protocol.
Pirates said they could not comment on the incident but that they do condemn all forms of violence. South African soccer fans took to social media to express their feelings regarding this incident.
According to KickOff.com Orlando Pirates had confirmed the arrest of the mid-fielder and issued a statement regarding it. Briefly.co.za took a look at Twitter to see what fans were saying.
"Lorch did the wrong thing at the wrong time on the wrong planet."
"I'm very disappointed in you Lorch. Considering the fact that we're fighting against the abuse of women and children."
"He was arrested for GBV but all you can say is "Lorch just ruined his career." A woman was strangled, which could have led to her death, but you're more worried about his career (soccer) and his reputation... I give up."
SowetanLive reported that the 27-year-old was due back in court on the 18th of October 2020.
In other relationship news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on how Malusi Gigaba's arrest affected Norma Mngoma and her babies. Norma Mngoma has come forward to all about how the separation from husband Malusi Gigaba has had a terribly negative impact on her children.
When marriages fail the first thing people fear is what will happen to the children. While separations are often for the best, children do not always understand this and can be heavily impacted by it.
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