Orlando Pirates Lorch

Thembinkosi Lorch joins Sundowns. Image: @orlandopirates/X

Lorch returns to Orlando Pirates, makes a pledge

Thembinkosi Lorch has successfully completed his suspension and is now eligible to rejoin club activities effective from Wednesday.

Orlando Pirates Lorch

Thembinkosi Lorch joins Sundowns. Image: @orlandopirates/X

Orlando Pirates winger Thembinkosi Lorch is now available to play after serving a three-week suspension.

The Pirates star was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend last month and was served with a three-week suspension by his club.

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Lorch appeared before a Disciplinary Committee where he had to recommit to the pledge.

Lorch makes a pleadge after serving suspension

The Pledge:

At Orlando Pirates, we recognise:

That women are the base and children the future of our society.
That violence against women and children is like waging a war on ourselves as a nation.
Therefore, at Orlando Pirates we pledge:

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To be vocal and speak out against violence targeted at women and children.
To be exemplary through our deeds and serve as role models.
To be supportive to women and children affected by violence.

Pirates said throughout his suspension period, Lorch demonstrated accountability for his previous actions and took substantial measures to address them.

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“He willingly participated in a clinical evaluation and has committed to follow any recommended follow-up care. Furthermore, Lorch has expressed his steadfast dedication to personal growth and is fully cognisant of the repercussions should he falter,” said the club.

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Thembinkosi Lorch has successfully completed his suspension and is now eligible to rejoin club activities, effective today. 

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