TTM Club Official Fined For Threatening Violence Against Referee

Thohoyandou Stadium
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Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and a club officially have been fined for threatening to bewitch a referee after a recent Motsepe Foundation Championship clash.

Tshakuma suffered a 2-1 defeat to Venda Football Academy last month, but there were some unsavoury scenes after the game at Thohoyandou Stadium.

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TTM official Lavhelesani Mukomafhedzi was charged for verbally abusing a match official and threatening them violence, before threatening to bewitch the referee by taking soil from the pitch for purpose of muti.

The spectators of TTM also launched missiles in the direction of the match officials, who were being escorted to safety by the security officers.

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PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu revealed that the team and staff member pleaded guilty to the charges.

The club were fined a monitory amount of R100 000, of which R50 000 is suspended on condition that the club are not found guilty of the same offence during a 12-month period.

The TTM official has been fined R80 000, half of which is suspended for 12 months unless he is found guilty of the same offences.

Both TTM and the club official have been ordered to send a written apology to the league and match officials, while Mukomafhedzi has also been handed a three-match ban.

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