BOMBSHELL: PSL player suspended over allegations of child abuse
SuperSport United have confirmed that one of their players has been suspended after ‘serious allegations’ came to light.
On Friday night, it was confirmed that SuperSport United have suspended Kudakwashe Mahachi from all club activities as a result of serious allegations.
The 28-year-old Zimbabwe-born player has now been suspended by SuperSport with immediate effect in order to to attend to his family.
According to reports, the charges relate to allegations that he abused his four-year-old son.
Further reports suggest that Mahachi is accused of scalding his young son with boiling water.
The child is said to be from Mahachi’s first marriage, with Maritha Ndlovu, who accuses the midfielder of abusing his son with the help of his current wife Rose Mahachi.
Bulawayo based lifestyle tabloid B-Metro, reports that Mahachi called his ex-wife in February this year, requesting for the boy to travel to South Africa and temporarily stay with his father.
Apparently, Ndlovu later found out there her son was back in Zimbabwe and staying with Mahachi’s grandmother.
Ndlovu claims that she went to collect her son as soon as she heard he was in the country and saw him heavily bandaged with burns all over the body.
The burns, as the mother alleges, were third degree and reportedly led to the boy’s right foot having to be amputated.
“The journey from Johannesburg to Bulawayo is about 10 hours and he was alone. What kind of father does that to his son? Mahachi has money and he can afford to have his son treated in South Africa. I took my son to a private surgery and they quickly called an ambulance that took him to Mpilo Hospital. The doctor said taking him to the hospital using any other car was not appropriate, but his father put him in a Quantum bus. How cruel can one be?,” Ndlovu (the mother of the child) told B-Metro.
Mahachi apparently accuses his ex-wife of lying and insists the boy got burnt in Zimbabwe instead.
SuperSport released the following statement after the allegations came to light:
SuperSport United FC has become aware of the serious allegations levelled against our player, Kudawashe Mahachi
The club has suspended the player from all club football activities with immediate effect. He has been advised to attend to his family & the allegations against him.
The matter is subject to judicial processes. The club will make no further comment at this time.
Mahachi has only made eight appearances for SuperSport in the league this season.
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