Orlando Pirates media officer Thandi Merafe’s assault case is heading back to court next week.
The police have confirmed that TS Galaxy media officer Minenhle Mkhize opened a case of common assault against Merafe for an incident last month.
Orlando Pirates won the match
The charge is related to an off-field incident on 11 December 2021 when Merafe allegedly slapped Mkhize in the face during a DStv Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and TS Galaxy at the Orlando Stadium.
The Soweto giants won the match 2-0.
Merafe will head to court next Tuesday, 11 January, but according to a Soccer Laduma police source ,the Buccaneers’ official will most likely only get a warning and not be sentenced to jail time.
“A warning statement has been obtained from the suspect and the docket has been taken to court for a decision.
“The suspect is unlikely to get a sentence and could walk away with a warning, though a decision is expected to be taken on Tuesday,” confirmed a police official.