Orlando Pirates Star Lorch arrested for beating up girlfriend

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Orlando Pirates Midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch was arrested by police last night after he allegedly beat up his girlfriend.

This comes after the footie’s girlfriend Nokhupiwa Mathithibala opened a case of assault at Midrand Police station indicating that Lorch strangled her after she asked about his whereabouts.

The incident according to a police statement seen by Sunday World happened on Sunday evening at the soccer player’s complex in Midrand.

Mathithibala states that Lorch got angry after she asked him where he had been following his disappearance for 6 hours leaving her at his house where they were supposed to chill after washing their two cars.

She said the soccer player Slapped her and thereafter started strangling her in the neck, seating on top of her body, while she lay on the ground.

The statement shows that Mathithibala indicated that Lorch later took the car she was driving and drove off with his friend leaving her stranded and without transport.

A police official close to the case said Lorch was picked up by officers in the wee hours of Monday morning, and he slept in police cells.

The source revealed that the Orlando Pirates player appeared in court today for bail hearing.

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as the police comment is made available.

-Sunday World

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