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Bucs Won’t Comment On Alleged Shooting Incident, SAPS Confirm

Orlando Pirates Mum On Reports Linking Midfielder With Arrest

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 05, 2018 05:15 PM

Orlando Pirates have remained silent on reports linking their midfielder with an alleged shooting incident, while the South African Police Service(SAPS)  have confirmed the incident.

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Unverified reports in local media emerged indicating that Pirates midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni was allegedly involved in a shooting incident, which resulted in him being arrested by the SAPS.

It has been alleged that the incident took place last week Sunday in a shopping centre in Johannesburg. According to reports, the 29-year-old allegedly shot several shots with a firearm before being apprehended by security guards at the shopping centre.

The Empangeni-born player, who has struggled for game-time in his first season with Bucs, was later handed over to the police, according to reports.

Contacted for comment, Pirates’ administrator Floyd Mbele said he was unaware of any incident of that nature as he is currently out of the country. “I’m not in the country, so I don’t know what you are talking about,” Mbele told the Siya crew.

The Siya crew contacted the South African Police Service through Sandton police spokesman, Granville Meyer, who confirmed the player’s arrest, as well as his release on R1000 bail.  

“I can confirm that a case of discharging a firearm in a municipal (area) was opened against the suspect. He was arrested on Monday, 28 May 2018 and released on police bail of R1000-00,” confirmed Meyer.

“It is alleged that security officials contacted the police after they caught a suspect that was shooting at a shopping centre in Sunninghill. On arrival, the suspect was pointed out by the security officials and was arrested and his firearm was confiscated. The date of his court appearance is unknown,” concluded Meyer. 

Several attempts have been made to get a comment from Sangweni, but the midfielder hasn't answered any of the calls and had not returned any of them at the time of publishing.   

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In 2013, the central midfielder’s brother Mandla Sangweni, who is a former AmaZulu goalkeeper, was arrested for allegedly shooting his uncle Vusumuzi Sangweni, who was 66 years old at the time.  

 

 

 

 


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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Jun 07, 2018 03:26 PM
@sora06 ha ha ha Raphahlela and Benson. Car jackers too, Skhosana.
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Babewami Jun 07, 2018 12:49 PM
Shaya sbhamu, badubule boy bayajwayela
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sora06 Jun 07, 2018 11:46 AM
@DopeZN NAMA OKAPI
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DopeZN Jun 07, 2018 10:57 AM
@Superbrand ha ha ha tjo ya ne enjoy ur kak day nje
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Superbrand Jun 06, 2018 12:08 PM
@DaLes_Khosi With your emotions aside, how do you know its a sign of frustration? Do you even know what happened at the mall? Why he discharged his firearm? Baxter was damned right about you zoo fans!!
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Superbrand Jun 06, 2018 12:04 PM
@DopeZN what are you talking about? I was here before you but have a life. I don't live here like you posting kak nje
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truganjaman Jun 06, 2018 11:03 AM
Izinkabi
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DopeZN Jun 06, 2018 10:41 AM
@Superbrand lol you new here ne? your emotions sums it up... don't worry you'll soon learn how things are on this site. welcome your fellow Rats will show you the ropes and teach you to choose your fights well
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Jun 06, 2018 09:54 AM
That's not true; it's only allegations and lies !
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llumadi Jun 06, 2018 09:43 AM
Dont 4 get those Chiefs fan or Criminals who burn the stadium and destroy the TV Cameras please get them beyond bars b4 the league open
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DaLes_Khosi Jun 06, 2018 09:25 AM
@DopeZN Lool...your comment should sum it up.
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DaLes_Khosi Jun 06, 2018 09:22 AM
@Superbrand Stop being emotional bout all of this,lets face facts..the dude hasn't played for his team for a while now regardless of his injuries,his behavior is definitely a sign of frustration in terms of his current situation at his club
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Superbrand Jun 06, 2018 09:11 AM
@ceza@1010 Discharging a fire arm does not make you a criminal. you can discharge it in self defense. lets rather wait for the trial
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Superbrand Jun 06, 2018 09:09 AM
@Bigjack were you there? are you the witness? If that was the case the charge was not going to be discharging firearm in public. it was going to be attempt robbery. Stop being a fool!!!
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Superbrand Jun 06, 2018 09:07 AM
@DaLes_Khosi You are posting kak!!!!!!! he is not new being in this situation and previously asked to be loaned. That's what Pirates will do with him depending of the technical team report. Pirates may even sell him if he is not in the plans of the technical team.
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Superbrand Jun 06, 2018 09:05 AM
@Theemba M Its not a rumour, he was arrested and the firearm was discharged, confirmed by mall security and police. What we don't know however is why the firearm was discharged, maybe he was being attacked and had to protect himself.
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Superbrand Jun 06, 2018 09:02 AM
@DopeZN , First of all you don't know what really happen and second of all Sangweni is not Pirates, he is employed by Pirates. There was Pirates before him and there will be Pirates after him. And if we are to go by your logic then Cowzer Chimps are drug dealers (Kaizer Junior), corrupt and killers (mbombela, Booby Motaung again), Putco mafana (Woman Abuser), Arthur Bartman (Woman basher), Junior Khanye (drugs), Lebese (Vandal), I can go on and on
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DopeZN Jun 06, 2018 08:05 AM
Team of rapists and trigger happy thugs. Rats always got drama. Drug dealers has passed through as well.
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Theemba M Jun 06, 2018 07:40 AM
Let's get all the facts before we can comment,for now I cannot entertain a rumour
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DaLes_Khosi Jun 06, 2018 06:28 AM
That's a sign of a man whos frustrated about his current situation at that old team...next he will aim for Khoza's head together with Mitcho & Rulani included

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