- The details around the arrest of TTM coach Lucky Nelukau are uglier than already imagined
- Reports stated he was arrested at the weekend for pointing a firearm and assaulting a player
- In the fallout of the arrest, the club confirmed the coach was on a precautionary suspension
Lucky Nelukau is in much, much bigger trouble than previously imagined.
The flamboyant Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) coach was arrested over the weekend for allegedly pointing a gun at and assaulting an individual believed to be a player at the club - Bono 'Lovers' Mudau.
The Daily Sun has revealed the ugly details as released to the public by Vhuwani police in Limpopo, where 'King Munchinchwa' appeared on Monday at the Magistrates Court.
He is facing charges of pointing a firearm, kidnapping and assault.
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Mudau was reportedly on his way home on January 19 when his alleged ordeal began. Police spokesperson, Sergeant Vuledzani Dathi said about the incident:
"One Lucky Nelukau came from the bakkie in which he was a passenger and produced a firearm. He pointed it at Mudau. The driver, who he doesn't know, was wearing a soldier's uniform, also came out and pointed a firearm at him."
"The other suspect said it was better to shoot him, but Nelukau said it was better to take him to the Makhado area and shoot him there," Sgt Dathi added.
The police official said the statement claimed Nelukau then assaulted Mudau by hitting him in the face repeatedly with a firearm.
"They took [Mudau] to Nelukau's house, where they continued to assault him with a golf [club] and wooden stick and tied a rope all over his body. This is when Nelukau's brother came out and rescued him. Mudau then managed to run away."
The victim was reported to have been taken to a local hospital, having suffered serious physical injuries.
TTM said in a media statement that Nelukau had been suspended 'on a precautionary basis', while the matter remained under investigation.
Coach arrested for assault
Sports Brief also reported on a criminal investigation being underway, following the alleged actions of a football team's coach.
The unnamed individual allegedly assaulted one of his players during an altercation and to make matters worse, was said to have used a gun during the incident.
South African publications stated the coach was arrested in near Thohoyandou, and charged with assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm and pointing a firearm at someone.