- The assault charges that were laid against SA footie, Thembinkosi Lorch have been provisionally withdrawn
- According to recent reports, Lorch's successful representation has led to the charges getting withdrawn in a Randburg Magistrates Court recently
- Lorch was charged with assault by his girlfriend who accused the soccer star of attempting to cause her grievous bodily harm late last year
Mzansi star Orlando Pirates soccer player, Thembinkosi seems to have caught a break in his ongoing assault case. Recent reports cite that the charges against Lorch have been provisionally withdrawn.
The charges were withdrawn after Lorch's legal team, on his behalf, submitted a satisfactory representation to the Senior Public Prosecutor (SPP) while at a Randburg Magistrate Court recently.
While there will be ongoing investigations by the South African Police Services (SAPS), there is no doubt that Lorch is breathing a sigh of relief for the first time since his girlfriend laid the assault charges late last year.
Meanwhile, South Africans have had this to say about the recent developments in the case:
"You are misleading us! If the case is withdrawn due to successful representations, why would you then at a later stage re-enroll it? We know it's not coming back."
"That’s how the Mandela Funeral Fraud Case also disappeared in the Eastern Cape"
"That's the end of the case. We all know that"
"Corruption in Mzansi."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that 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.
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