University of Johannesburg Cricket Club manager faces assault charge

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An assault charge has reportedly been laid against a senior University of Johannesburg Cricket Club manager.

The manager allegedly assaulted University of Johannesburg Cricket Club coach Dumisa Makalima during the recent University Sports South Africa Week in Stellenbosch.

“A common assault case was opened for investigation following an incident that occurred on December 4, 2018, at 8am at Van Der Stel Sports Grounds, Du Toit Street, in Stellenbosch,” TimesLIVE quoted Western Cape Police spokesperson sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana  Rwexana as saying.

“According to reports the complainant was with his cricket team as a head coach at the parking lot at the mentioned address when he was assaulted by the suspect. No one has been arrested so far.”

The manager allegedly choked Makalima in front of the team.

University of Johannesburg director of sport Nomsa Mahlangu added: “Yes, I am aware. Every employer has a code of conduct for staff and as a university, we will follow the code of conduct to the letter. All processes are going to be followed pertaining to that incident.”

Cricket South Africa spokesperson Koketso Gaofetoge concluded: “We were made aware of the incident way after it had taken place and it was not reported to the organisers.

“The matter is now in the hands of the University of Johannesburg. CSA’s own disciplinary code would be applied should incidents of this nature be reported to us.”