Reason for Orlando Pirates star’s arrest revealed

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Orlando Pirates have confirmed that star midfielder Nkanyiso Zungu has been suspended by the club following his arrest.

Zungu has been missing in action for Buccaneers in 2022 and on Sunday evening, the club confirmed.

According to the club, hours after its 3-0 victory over Eswatini’s Royal Leopards, the midfielder was charged at the Moffatview Police Station. The 26-year-old was arrested and will face a charge of common assault under the Domestic Violence Act.

“A 26-year-old professional soccer player was arrested by the police in Johannesburg on Sunday 13 March 2020 for the alleged assault of his partner,” Provincial police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo told the same publication regarding the Orlando Pirates star.

The Buccaneers also confirmed the immediate suspension of Nkanyiso Zungu.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that midfielder Nkanyiso Zungu has been charged at the Moffatview Police Station this evening.

The Club suspends Mr Zungu pending an investigation.

As this matter is currently in the hands of the authorities, the Club is unable to make further comment until this process is complete..”

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