Orlando Pirates and Nkanyiso Zunguâ€™s fans were very sad to learn that the elegant midfielder found himself in police handcuffs on Sunday. The event followed after the club celebrated a fantastic 3-0 win over Royal Leopards in the CAF Confederation Cup in Soweto.
BUCCANEERS CONFIRM ARREST
As The South African reported on Sunday evening, the news of the midfielderâ€™s arrest was confirmed by Orlando Pirates.
The club said theyâ€™ve suspended the former Stellenebosch FC player but the reason for the arrest was not revealed.
â€œOrlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that midfielder Nkanyiso Zungu has been charged at the Moffatview Police Station this evening,â€ the club said.
â€œThe Club suspends Mr Zungu pending an investigation.
â€œAs this matter is currently in the hands of the authorities, the Club is unable to make further comment until this process is complete.â€
ORLANDO PIRATES: SIX ARRESTS IN SIX YEARS
The following will not make for really good reading especially if youâ€™re touchy with your passion for the Buccaneers.
Unfortunately for the club, the Pirates brand has been tarnished as a club that is synonymous with ill-disciplined footballers.
Six reported arrests in six years make it rather challenging to defend the Soweto giants.
Here is a list of the arrests in the past six years:
- Thabo Rakhale, March 2017: Allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in Vereeniging.
- Happy Jele, September 2017: Arrested for speeding at 223km/hour in a 120km/h zone.
- Thabo Matlaba, March 2018: Allegedly assaulted a woman in Tembisa.Â
- Thembinkosi Lorch, September 2020: Alleged assault on his girlfriend in Midrand.
- Ben Motshwari, September 2021: Handed himself to police for assault in Randfontein.Â
- Nkanyiso Zungu, March 2022: Arrested for unconfirmed charge in Moffatview.
Meanwhile, more details are expected to emerge on Zunguâ€™s arrest on Sunday night.Â
Orlando Pirates are now preparing to take on SuperSport United on Wednesday in Soweto for a DStv Premiership game.