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By Melusi Mlotsa | 2019-10-10

SOCCER - FORMER Mbabane Highlanders and Sihlangu left back Bongani ‘Ndezi’ Masangane has been arrested for possession of 5kg dagga after storming into the police station.

Information gathered is to the effect that the former defender was arrested on Monday at the Manzini Police Station. A source close to the matter revealed that ‘Ndezi’ surprised many when he stormed into the Manzini Police Station, carrying 5kg of dagga and demanded a trading licence from the police officers who were on duty.

It has been learnt that the officers told Masangane to leave the dagga at the police station and go home but he did not take kindly to that. 

The former player is said to have refused to obey the order and demanded money from the officers if they forced him to leave his consignment behind, hence he was arrested.

“Ndezi was arrested on Monday  for possession of dagga after he went to ask for a trading licence while carrying the 5kg dagga.

 I am not sure what prompted him to storm into the police station carrying the consignment without a licence. But from what I heard, he demanded paper work for his consignment and told the officers on duty to seek for him the licence from the magistrate. He ended up being arrested after he failed to take orders from the officers.


“It’s not like he was nabbed for dagga possession but he went to the police station carrying the dagga. I know you may say it’s unheard off but it happened and that is how he ended up being arrested,” said the source.

Chief Police Information and Communications Officer Superintendent Phindile Vilakati confirmed the matter when contacted yesterday morning.

“Yes, it is true that ‘Ndezi’ Masangane was arrested by the Manzini police on Monday for possession of dagga. However, I am not sure if he has already appeared before court,” she said.

Masangane played for Mbabane Highlanders in the early 2000 before he was lured by ABSA Premiership side Black Leopards to their camp.

This was after his sterling performance in the COSAFA Cup Castle against Zimbabwe where he was praised for stopping the highly rated Peter Ndlovu on the left back with his timely tackles.

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