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Former Sundowns player Mahlambi out on bail for domestic abuse – report

Mahlambi was released on R5000 bail, according to the report.

Former Mamelodi Sundowns player Phakamani Mahlambi has been released on R5000 bail over charges of domestic abuse, according to a report on

The website says that the player spent Tuesday night in the police cells at the Sebenza police station in Edenvale, Johannesburg.

According to, Mahlambi allegedly got into a fight with his girlfriend over a microwave.

There have been several incidents in recent years involving South African footballers and allegations of domestic assault.

In February, former Orlando Pirates midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo appeared in the Randburg Magistrates Court on charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, brought by his girlfriend.

That case has now been postponed to May 21 for further investigation.

In November, then-Orlando Pirates forward Thembinkosi Lorch was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Fundiswa Nokuphiwa Mathithibala, and given a three year prison sentence, suspended for five years.

Pirates controversially chose to continue playing Lorch after a very brief suspension and he went on to sign for Sundowns in the January transfer window.

In March 22, Pirates midfielder Nkanyiso Zungu was arrested in Johannesburg for allegedely assaulting his partner, those those charges were later withdrawn.