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Former Proteas cricketer Tsolekile back in court on assault charge

Former Proteas cricketer Thami Tsolekile is expected to make representations in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, to the prosecuting authorities for the withdrawal of an assault charge that he faces.

Tsolekile, 35, allegedly slapped a teenage boy in the face outside a high school, this after the boy reportedly threw stones at passing cars and shouted abuse at drivers. The alleged assault happened on September 7 outside the Pinelands High School premises.

The former Proteas cricketer was arrested and hauled before the court. At the time Prosecutor Moosa Adonis told the court that it was Tsolekile’s first appearance since his arrest on September 8.

He said Tsolekile had been released from police custody on warning, without having to pay bail. The case was postponed for further investigation.

Tsolekile is charged with common assault. The charge sheet alleges that he grabbed the teenager by the chest, and hit him in the face with an open hand.

The boy who is a 14-year-old minor can not be named.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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