Club owner to appear for allegedly killing rugby player

By Drum Digital
07 October 2014

A Melville bar owner has been arrested for allegedly killing a rugby player and is due to appear in the Newlands Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

"He was arrested on Sunday," Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

Thulani Popoyi, 28, was found dead outside the pub on Sunday morning.

"It is suspected that he was involved in a fight or had been fatally assaulted," said Dlamini.

"His body had multiple injuries which might have been inflicted with a sharp object."

Dlamini said suspected accomplices could be arrested soon.

According to The Star, Popoyi was with his friends at the Dollar Table bar when he disappeared around 1.30am. They saw him go into the bathroom but he did not return.

According to the newspaper, Popoyi was a Pirates and Lions rugby player.

Source : Sapa

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