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Phakaaathi Reporter
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14 Aug 2017
9:42 am

Maponyane found guilty of assaulting wife

Phakaaathi Reporter

Former Bafana Bafana striker Marks Maponyane has been found guilty of assaulting his wife.

Marks Maponyane (Convener) during the Telkom Knockout launch and draw from the ballroom at the Wanderers Club on October 03, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Lee Warren / Gallo Images

Maponyane pleaded guilty to the charges on Friday. The former Kaizer Chiefs striker had a choice between paying R3 000 or a 6-month suspended jail sentence.

Sylvia Maponyane said she had tolerated the physical abuse throughout their 22-year marriage.

“It proves that all are equal before the law. So, irrespective of Mr Maponyane’s social standing in the society, he has been found guilty of an offence, and was sentenced accordingly,” said Phindi Mjonondwane of the NPA.