Unclear whether appeal to be made against Tsolekile acquittal

Tsolekile appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Wednesday where he was acquitted of assaulting a minor.

A file photo shows former Proteas cricketer Thami Tsolekile. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - It's unclear whether there will be an appeal against the acquittal of former Proteas wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile who is free of the assault charges.

Tsolekile appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Wednesday where he was acquitted of assaulting a minor. Tsolekile, who is serving a 12-year ban from cricket for match-fixing, had been facing the charges since last year.

The parents of a 14-year old boy had laid charges against him after he allegedly assaulted the child because the child had apparently threw rocks at his car in Pinelands.

Tsolekile's lawyer Mafu Masina claims the matter had proceeded to trial after the child's parents didn't feel ready to meet with the sportsman.

Masina says Tsolekile was acquitted after the court found holes in the minor's testimony.

The minor's mother has told EWN she isn't currently in Cape Town and hasn't really been following the case.