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Last year, South Africa left-arm seamer Lonwabo Tsotsobe received an eight-year ban for his involvement in the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge corruption scandal, but what is up to nowadays?
Since it is highly likely that the 33-year-old’s cricketing career is over, he left Johannesburg after being banned and has established himself as a DJ in his hometown of Port Elizabeth.
Tsotsobe admits that “people are shocked” when they find him DJing at pubs in and round Port Elizabeth.
“People are shocked when they see me DJing at local pubs like KwaNgqoko in New Brighton and they think I am down and out but I am not,” he was quoted as saying by channel24.co.za. “I have always loved music. Even when I was still playing cricket professionally I bought myself DJing equipment and I would play at home and entertain my friends. Now I travel all over the country as DJ Tso.”
Tsotsobe explained that after he was banned for eight years, he started retreating into a very dark place and became depressed. However, his family and love for music helped rekindle his life.
“I was depressed and I asked myself many questions, not because was guilty but because I could no longer do what I love the most,” he said. “I never even went on trial for me to say my side of the story. Anyway, it’s too late to turn back the wheel.”
In addition to his newfound DJ career, Tsotsobe also owns a company that supplies oil, and diesel to petrol stations, mining companies and farmers in South Africa.