Kaizer Chiefs have suspended the club’s Football Manager Bobby Motaung for breaking the national lockdown rules and regulations.
There is a video making the rounds on social media allegedly showing the ‘Amakhosi’ football manager partying during the lockdown.
In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Chiefs said that they have decided to “summarily suspend Motaung as a result of a number of videos circulating on social media wherein the Football Manager is seen taking part in festivities during what looks like the lockdown period.”
In a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown in mid-March, explaining that social visits and gatherings are not permitted.
“The club has been involved in the internal processes of investigating his conduct, which led to the decision to suspend him.
“With the Covid-19 pandemic, our processes have been intensified and stringent measures have been put in place to ensure the club and its members play a role in the curbing of the spread of the virus and flattening the curve,” reads Chiefs’ statement.
Chiefs stated that Motaung, who is the son of owner Kaizer Motaung, is not allowed to accompany the team to any training session or scheduled matches.
“Even though he has tested negative on three occasions for Covid-19 during the club’s mandatory tests, he is ordered to remain home and self-quarantine during this time. This is in line with the rules and regulations of the Club according to the protocols that we have put in place.
“The club reaffirms its stance to all stakeholders of our commitment to play an exemplary role to assist in the fight against the spread of the pandemic.”
By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi