Lorch and Mathithibala

Thembinkosi Lorch and Nokuphiwa Mathithibala. Images via Instagram @thembinkosi_lorch_3, @phiwa_mathi

Inside Lorch’s eviction order, R140K loan from ex-girlfriend

Orlando Pirates’s Lorch reportedly has information that could form part of his mitigation of sentence when he appears in court in July.

Lorch and Mathithibala

Thembinkosi Lorch and Nokuphiwa Mathithibala. Images via Instagram @thembinkosi_lorch_3, @phiwa_mathi

Nokuphiwa Mathithibala, Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch’s ex-girlfriend, reportedly refused to leave his home in Midrand after the assault incident.

According to Sunday World, the former couple had another disagreement, this time about the R140 000 loan she had loaned him.

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The publication reports that after Lorch was released on bail for assaulting Mathithibala in September 2020, he was given clear instruction not to make contact with her again.

However, his ex was allegedly still living in his house after his arrest. In order to get her to leave, he reportedly wanted to apply for an eviction notice against her which is when Mathithibala told him to rather pay back her money back then only she would leave.

“Thembinkosi and his legal team informed her that they would apply for an eviction order to kick her out of the house because there was no way the footballer could sleep in the streets while she stayed in his house. She then replied by saying that there was no need for him to apply for an eviction. She said Thembinkosi should rather pay her back the R140 000 she had loaned him in their happier times,” said the detective.

It is not clear if Lorch paid her back the money.

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Thembinkosi Lorch and Nokuphiwa Mathithibala. Images via Instagram @thembinkosi_lorch_3, @phiwa_mathi


According to a police source, this information will form part of Lorch’s plea to have his sentence reduced when he appears in court on 28 July. The Bucs midfielder was found guilty of assaulting Mathithibala last week at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.

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The source claimed that the footballer will use the information to show the court that his relationship with Mathithibala was cordial and that they supported each other in every way, including financially.

In response, Lorch’s lawyer, Pierre de Kock, said that he did not know about this information. He however, did say that he would use it in mitigation of sentence should his client allow him to.

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On Wednesday, Orlando Pirates released a statement via its website, noting his conviction.

The Soweto club revealed that it conducted its own investigation back in 2020. According to the Buccaneers, Lorch pleaded guilty to assaulting Mathithibala and “a sanction of a monetary fine” was imposed. In addition, he was told to go to anger management classes which he reportedly successfully completed.

“We are confident that the anger management therapy was an appropriate corrective measure,” the club statement read.

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The club further said that it does not have the full details of the conviction or the sentencing date and has requested Lorch to provide these details.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club will not make any further comment until this process is complete.”