Orlando Pirates Thembinkosi Lorch Out On Bail Amid Arrest

"This matter is currently in the hands of the authorities. As a club we cannot comment further except to say that we condemn all violence against women and children."

Orlando Pirates Thembinkosi Lorch Out On Bail Amid Arrest
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Orlando Pirates midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch is reported to be out on bail following his arrest after he assaulted his girlfriend. Orlando Pirates have recently released a statement confirming the players arrest.

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Orlando Pirates released a statement confirming that Thembinkosi was arrested in connection to a domestic violence incident. Lorch was arrested and detained at the Midrand police station after he assaulted a woman who is believed to be his girlfriend.

However, after being arrested on Monday morning the midfielder was released on R2000 bail on Monday afternoon. Thembinkosi was recently suspended from the club over a breach of team protocols.

The club has however refused to issue any type of comment on the matter since it is still under investigation by the SAPS, but they have stated that they do not condone any type of gender based violence.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club is aware of an alleged incident involving Thembinkosi Lorch,” the statement read.

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“This matter is currently in the hands of the authorities. As a club we cannot comment further except to say that we condemn all violence against women and children.”

According to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane, the footballer will return to court next month after he was released on R2 000 bail.

Phindi Mjonondwane has confirmed to SurgeZirc SA that indeed Thembinkosi Lorch was arrested.

“Thembinkosi “Lorch” was arrested Monday morning but he has been released on bail. He will appear in court again on the 8th of October 2020.”

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