Bafana’s Pienaar denies assault charge

2012-07-05 08:53

Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar has reportedly denied a charge of assault after appearing in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder told the Sowetan newspaper he had not attacked Thabang Mnisi, the son of Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.

“I did not assault the complainant,” Pienaar, speaking through his lawyer, Cliff Alexander, was quoted as saying today.

“I admit I was present at the club that night, but I did not assault anyone.”

According to the newspaper, Pienaar and his acquaintances were accused of kicking and punching Mnisi at a nightclub in Sandton, Johannesburg, last month.

The case was postponed to September 6 and Pienaar was released on a warning.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/World

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.