Footie in brawl with alleged drug dealer

14 Oct, 2021 - 18:10 0 Views
Footie in brawl with alleged drug dealer File Pic: Thabani Goredema in action


Raymond Jaravaza

FORMER Chicken Inn player Thabani Goredema was briefly detained at a local police station for allegedly fighting with a Bulawayo man over what witnesses called a ‘drug deal gone wrong’.

It’s alleged that the football player got into an altercation with one Richard Magwenzi, a suspected drug dealer, in Mzilikazi suburb last week leading to members of the public calling the police.

Goredema, according to B-Metro sources, was arrested at the scene and taken to a local police station before being released a few hours later.

Magwenzi was also taken in.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the arrest.

The fight reportedly took place at a house in G-Square in Mzilikazi.

“There was a fight between Thabani and Richard, who is a well-known drug dealer in Mzilikazi and the police had to be called to intervene after members of the public called them. Vendors who were there when the fight broke out say the two guys were fighting over mbanje, which Thabani took some time last week and didn’t pay for,” said our mole.

In 2019, Goredema was signed together with Canaan Nkomo by Bulawayo City FC to strengthen their squad ahead of the Zifa Southern Region Division One League 2019 season.

City were relegated from the Premiership at the end of 2018 after three seasons in the topflight and signed the veteran duo in their quest to make a quick return to the Premiership.

Goredema’s fortunes have, however, been on a slippery slope since as he has found the going tough to resurrect his career.

Called for a comment by B-Metro Sport, the footie said: “I don’t talk to journalists, so leave me alone,” he said.

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