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Phakaaathi Reporter
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6 Feb 2017
1:20 pm

Pirates defender set to lose his car – report

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba may stand to lose his BMW worth about R600K following a car accident.

FILE PIC. Ayanda Gcaba during the CAF Champions League Final 1st Leg match between Orlando Pirates and Al Ahly from Orlando Stadium on November 02, 2013 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

According to Sunday World, a Joburg motorist named Alfred Radebe claims Gcaba crashed into him on the N3 in Woodmead, north of Joburg, in August last year.

Radebe alleges Gcaba was drunk at the time of the accident and begged him not to involve police in the matter.

“I agreed to his request and even helped him pay half of his towing fees. He asked me to take the car to my house because rules at his residential complex did not allow him to store broken cars on the premises,” Radebe was quoted as saying by the Sunday tabloid.

“He agreed to pay for the repairs to my car but has failed to do so up to this day. He only paid me back the money for the towing.

“I am now frustrated because he does not want to pay me. I have two damaged cars at my house including his. All I want is for him to pay me and then take away his damaged car.

“Instead of paying me I saw him at a garage in Midrand in November last year driving a brand-new BMW X4. I confronted him at the garage about where he got the nerve to drive around in a new car while he still owed me.

“He apologised and told me that he had not bought that X4 but it was a courtesy car from BMW. He also said their office at Pirates paid them late and that is why he was delaying to pay me,” he said.

Sunday World claims, however, it independently verified the ownership of the BMW 428i and it found that it belonged to Gcaba.

Gcaba, who has been linked with a move away from Pirates, was not immediately available for comment on the matter.