Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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17 Sep 2015
2:10 pm

5 PSL players caught on the wrong side of the law

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

The Premier Soccer League is no stranger to having some of its stars on the wrong side of the law, so in the Spirit of throwback Thursday, we take a look at PSL stars that had run-ins with the police.

Benson Mhlongo

Former Orlando Pirates player Benson Mhlongo was arrested after he was caught along with five others, when a gun and ammunition were found in the car that they were travelling in. Mhlongo was travelling outside Mbombela at the time of his arrest and had been out of action for the Sea Robbers as he was nursing a knee injury. He was later acquitted on an unlicensed firearm possession charge and continued with his career in football.

George Lebese

George Lebese made headlines earlier this year when he was arrested in Silverton, Pretoria when he faced charges of assault and malicious damage to property. It is alleged that Lebese assaulted his girlfriend and damaged her car. The National Prosecuting Authority eventually dropped the charges against Lebese, though he did agree to 80 hours community service.

Andile Jali and Ndumiso Mabena

Former Orlando Pirates duo  Andile Jali and Ndumiso Mabena decided to take their partnership to new highs when they were arrested for assaulting and robbing a 26 year old man of his Jewellery outside a club in Woodmead in Randburg one evening. The incident came hours after Pirates were dealt a negative result in a match, though the charges against them were later dropped by the complainant.

Mandla Sangweni

Former AmaZulu goalkeeper Mandla Sangweni shot and wounded his uncle near KwaMbonambi, KwaZulu-Natal. Mandla Sangweni was released by AmaZulu and struggled to find a club as he was in and out of court over the incident.

Which court case involving a PSL player can you remember?