Former Proteas player appears in court for alleged assault

Thami Tsolekile allegedly forced the teen into his car and assaulted him before dropping him off at school.

FILE: Thami Tsolekile of the Highveld Lions. Picture: Luigi Bennett/Backpagepix.

Former Proteas wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile has made a brief appearance in court for the alleged assault of a minor.

He is accused of assaulting a 14-year-old boy in the Pinelands area.

Tsolekile has denied the claims.

Thami Tsolekile, who used to captain the Lions cricket team, was slapped with a twelve-year ban last month for match-fixing.

The former wicketkeeper is in hot water again, this time for allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old boy in Pinelands.

Tsolekile appeared in the Goodwood Magistrates Court this morning on a charge of assault.

He's accused of forcing the teen into his car and assaulting him. Tsolekile claims the boy swore at him and threw stones at his car.

The case has been postponed to 10 October.