Maphosa suspended

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Mthulisi Maphosa, at the centre of a stabbing incident in Bulawayo over the weekend, has been suspended indefinitely from all activities by his Premiership side FC Platinum.

Maphosa has appeared in court for the case in Bulawayo and was remanded to November 14 on $100 bail after being charged with assault under Section 89 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.

In a statement on Wednesday, club chairman Tadson Zhou said: “FC Platinum is a registered PSL football club that is governed by a Code of Conduct. We abide to our ethics that strive to uphold discipline as one of our core objectives.

“In this regard, FC Platinum is greatly concerned by the manner in which one of our players, Mthulisi Maphosa, allegedly chose to end a dispute with a rival in Bulawayo by stabbing him. We do not condone such behaviour from a player of Maphosa’s stature who at one stage donned national team colours. The named player has since been indefinitely suspended from all FC Platinum activities.

“Disciplinary action will subsequently be taken by the club and appropriate action taken. We do not encourage such behaviour from our executive, players and fans. We would like to wish a speedy recovery to the victim as our prayers are with him and his family.”