Orlando Pirates Star Thembinkosi Lorch’s Assault Case Postponed, to Re-appear in Court in September

Orlando Pirates Star Thembinkosi Lorch’s Assault Case Postponed, to Re-appear in Court in September

  • Thembinkosi Lorch was due to be sentenced on 28 July but his case got postponed for pre-sentencing
  • He was found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend, Fundiswa Mathithibala, in September 2020
  • He will re-appear in court on 4 September, where he will be sentenced for the case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm

Thembinkosi Lorch will have to wait until September 2023 to find out his sentencing in the assault case.

Lorch's case was postponed.
Thembinkosi Lorch was found guilty of assaulting his former lover on 6 June. Image: @thembinkosi_lorch_3
Source: Instagram

Lorch appears in Randburg Magistrates Court for assault

Daily Sun reported that Thembinkosi Lorch made his appearance at the Randburg Magistrates Court. The news publication reported that his case got postponed to 4 September on Friday.

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The incident apparently happened in 2020, and when she opened a case, he got arrested on 7 September and then got released on bail for the amount of R2 000.

Fundiswa said the player strangled her during an altercation at his home after she asked for her car keys.

Mzansi weighs in on latest developments in Lorch's case

Under a post by @MDNnewss, Mzansi had this to say:

@Nolofy said:

"What sentencing. Suspended sentence anyway. R5 000 or 2 years in jail suspended for 2 years."

@Mtho076 said:

"Yho waiting again. Might be bad for the guy."

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The Uyajola 9/9 presenter's lawyer said:

"These are some fabricated charges based on some form of resentment for one another. Basically, it's a ploy to say this guy has come out of prison, he is now successful, so let's bring him down."

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