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Former South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Thami Tsolekile was found not guilty of assaulting a minor on Wednesday.
It was reported that the 36-year-old grabbed a 14-year-old boy by his throat after the minor allegdedly threw rocks at his car and swore at him while he was driving through the Pinelands area in Cape Town.
Tsolekile, who appeared at Goodwood Magistrate’s Court, was acquitted of all charges in the end due to the boy’s contradictory statements while he testified.
The Cape Town native initially did not appear in court and an arrest warrant was issued late last year.
Tsolekile received a 12-year ban from playing cricket in August 2016 for his involvement in a corruption scandal aimed at fixing matches in the 2015/16 edition of South Africa’s domestic Twenty20 competition.