Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila have confirmed the suspension of defender Alfred Ndengane as well as striker Rhulani Manzini until they appear before the club’s disciplinary committee.
This comes after the pair were involved in an ugly fist fight at training earlier this month.
Both players have not featured for the team since the incident.
The club has outsourced the services of an independent commissioner to handle the hearing set for Tuesday, 30 March.
“The idea is to have finality towards the case because for any working environment issues of assault or issues of inciting violence cannot be tolerated,” club media officer Rufus Matsena told FARPost.
“So we felt as a team, if we have to sit and adjudicate on the case it might sound a bit biased or a bit unfair to any party. So we felt it’s best if we have a neutral body. Currently, the players have been suspended until after the hearing.
“So we are hoping that a verdict will be reached by tomorrow and that we will communicate with all media houses. I wouldn’t say on the time frame because it’s something that people are going to sit and the deliberations thereof will determine the time frame,” added Matsena.
The hearing will start at 10:00 in Polokwane and will also be attended by the South African Football Players Union (SAFPU).
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