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NPA: Marks Maponyane found guilty of assaulting wife

On Friday, the sports commentator was given a fine of R3,000 or a 6 months suspended jail sentence.

FILE: Retired footballer Marks Maponyane. Picture: Twitter/@MarksMaponyane.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that retired footballer Marks Maponyane has been found guilty of assaulting his wife, Sylvia.

On Friday, the sports commentator was given a fine of R3,000 or a 6 months suspended jail sentence.

He had admitted to the abuse.

The NPA’s Phindi Mjonondwane says, “It proves that all are equal before the law. So, irrespective of Mr Maponyane social standing in the society, he has been found guilty of an offence and was sentenced accordingly.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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