Domestic Violence Charges Withdrawn Against Mothobi Mvala, Mamelodi Sundowns Star Let off the Hook

Domestic Violence Charges Withdrawn Against Mothobi Mvala, Mamelodi Sundowns Star Let off the Hook

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Mothobi Mvala was charged with domestic violence in December 2021 but the charges have since been dropped
  • Mamelodi Sundowns star Mothobi Mvala will not appear in court anymore on charges of domestic violence
  • Mvala was charged with domestic violence by the mother of his children and fiancée Palesa Botipe

Mamelodi Sundowns star Mothobi Mvala will not be prosecuted for domestic violence after the charges were dropped against the midfielder.

Mvala was charged in December 2021 by his fiancée and mother of his children Palesa Botipe and was expected to appear in court during January 2022.

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Domestic violence charges against Mothobi Mvala have since been dropped by his fiancée. Image: @mothobimvala14
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The South African reported that the charges were dropped after the families of the couple sat down together with them to help resolve the issue.

Palesa Botipe told Soccer Laduma that she and Mvala were seeking professional help together to work on their relationship.

“I am a Christian and I love this man and seeing him so down breaks me more especially if he had to admit to my family about his short temper and bad communication skills, it takes a real man to do that. I drove to Jo’burg in the early hours of Monday and I withdrew the case. I have proof. We are both going for professional help hand in hand. Our daughter as well is seeing a child psychologist,” she told Soccer Laduma.

Mothobi Mvala will be hoping that he can now focus fully on his football again and help Mamelodi Sundowns defend their league title and progress further in the CAF Champions League. Sundowns will next play Al-Hilal on 11 February 2022.

Former Orlando Pirates captain Tonic Chabalala believes two coach system does not work

In other Premier Soccer League news, former Orlando Pirates defender and captain Tonic Chabalala is not a fan of the current co-coaching system in place at the club, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Fadlu Davids and Mandla Ncikazi stepped into both roles after German manager Josef Zinnbauer abruptly resigned from the post of head coach last year. Orlando Pirates is yet to appoint a new permanent coach.

Quoted by The South African, Chabalala said that having two coaches would cause division among the players. He also added, in an interview carried by iDiski Times, that both coaches had players that they each understood well, which was unsustainable.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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