Orlando Pirates will be launching their own investigations into the arrest of Thembinkosi Lorch who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.
Lorch is now out on bail of R2,000 and he will return to court next month.
The club confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that they are initiating an internal investigation in line with their own code of conduct.
“Orlando Pirates Football Club is initiating an investigation into the conduct of Thembinkosi Lorch‚” read the club’s statement.
“This is in line with the club’s code of conduct and pledge that all Orlando Pirates employees including players are signatories to. The Orlando Pirates code of conduct and specific pledge against violence perpetrated against women and children impose duty on the club to investigate the allegations make against Lorch. The code of conduct and pledge apply 24/7‚ on and off the field of play. The club investigation will commence with immediate effect.”
Pirates will also begin their own GBV campaigns to tackle the ongoing scourge in South Africa.