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LATEST TWIST ON BUCS STAR LORCH

Orlando Pirates FC have issued a terse statement regarding their star player Thembinkosi Lorch who was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2020. On Tuesday the Randburg Magistrate Court sentenced Lorch for three years which was suspended for five years. He was also ordered to pay R100 000 to any Gender Based Violence body.

READ BELOW THE CLUB’S STATEMENT.

OUTCOME LEGAL PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING THEMBINKOSI LORCH

Orlando Pirates Football Club has noted the conclusion of legal proceedings involving our player, Thembinkosi Lorch. Consistent with Orlando Pirates Rules and Pledge, articulated in the statement the club issued when the legal proceedings commenced, the Club is commencing its internal process.

Orlando Pirates Football Club is at all times mindful of its obligation as a result of the employer-employee relationship it has with the players. The Club also handles the administration of justice in a manner that avoids double jeopardy – where the players would be punished twice for the same offence. 
The above are consistent with the club values without which the Club would not function judiciously.

Having said that the Club has removed Thembinkosi Lorch from all Club activities until December 12.

Orlando Pirates Football Club is grateful to its sponsors, supporters and the broader community for the space that you have provided in ensuring the rule of law and the clubs value system play out without hinderance.

SOURCED FROM THE CLUBS’ WEBSITE.

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