Orlando Pirates release official statement on Thembinkosi Lorch

Orlando Pirates have released a statement after Thembinkosi Lorch was arrested in relation to alleged domestic violence.

Lorch was arrested on charges of domestic violence on Monday morning and released on R2,000 bail in the afternoon.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club is aware of an alleged incident involving Thembinkosi Lorch,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“This matter is currently in the hands of the authorities. As a club, we cannot comment further except to say that we condemn all forms of violence, especially violence against women and children. We support the rights of each and every individual but we strongly condemn violence.

“This country has witnessed some of the most appalling cases of GBV and we do not take this matter lightly, however, we need to respect the process undertaken by the authorities and allow the law to take its course.”

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