League Prosecutor, Advocate Zola Majavu, has given updates on some of the cases he has handling currently for Premier Soccer League.
There are a number of cases currently on Majavu’s table, but on Thursday he confirmed their statuses, including announcing the charges against Orlando Pirates, following the altercation with TS Galaxy president Tim Sukazi at the end of last year.
Majavu also confirmed that Golden Arrows had appeared in front of the DC regarding the charge relating to the ineligibility of Simo Mbhele. The club pleaded not guilty, and while the hearing began on Thursday, it has not been resolved as of of yet.
“I can also confirm that Lamontville Golden Arrows appeared before the DC earlier this evening to face charges pertaining to fielding what the league regarded as an ineligible player in the name of Mr. Simo Bright Mbhele on a number of fixtures, including those of the MTN cup,” Majavu said.
“Lamontville Golden Arrows pleaded not guilty, and the matter was postponed to next week, Wednesday on the 26th to enable Golden Arrows to furnish me as a prosecutor, a plea explanation.”
The prosecutor also confirmed the outcome of Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola’s ban of two months. While the decision was handed down last year, and confirmed by City, it was the first official word from the league.
“I can confirm that the case pertaining to Mr. Mpho Makola, a player of Cape Town City Football Club, who was found guilty as charged pertaining to his conduct in pushing the match official Mr. Baloyi in a fixture was sanctioned as follows by the disciplinary committee together with his club,” Majavu said.
“Cape Town City Football Club as the employer, and the club for which Mr. Makola played and was fixtured on the day was fined an amount of 200,000 Rand, which is fully suspended on condition that the same club is not found guilty of a similar misconduct for a period of 24 months calculated from the date of the ruling, which is 21 December 2021.
“With regard to Mr. Makola himself, he is suspended from participating in any footballing activities under the auspices of the league or SAFA for a period of six months, four months of which are suspended, which effectively means that he would serve an effective two months suspension, which will be reckoned from the first of February 2022 and expire on the 31st of March 2022.
Finally Majavu also confirmed that the hearing about Kaizer Chiefs’ no show at two matches last year (against City and Arrows) after the club had a Covid-19 outbreak, would be heard on Friday.
“Lastly, by way of a reminder, the matter of Kaizer Chiefs will be proceeding tomorrow, which is Friday, the 21st of January at 16h00. Again, upon the finalization of that matter tomorrow. I will similarly issue a further update.”