Thembinkosi Lorch, the prominent Orlando Pirates player, will have to wait for another month to learn his fate following his guilty verdict for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in June, as ruled by the Randburg Magistrates’ Court.
Lorch was found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend, Fundiswa Mathithibala. Mathithibala reported that an altercation erupted while she was visiting the ex-Chippa United player at his Midrand residence, culminating in Lorch’s violent behavior.
The Bafana Bafana star was arrested on September 7, 2020, and later released on R2,000 bail.
The sentencing proceedings for the Pirates midfielder, Lorch, have been rescheduled to September 4, 2023.
Unfortunately, the court could not proceed as planned due to Mr. Lorch and his defense not being adequately prepared with the pre-sentencing report. This was attributed to the accused being out of the country, preventing the completion of the process, according to NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane, as quoted by Zijoma Lezinto.
Join 'Mzansi Trending' on WhatsApp "Mzansi Trending" keeps you in the know about the hottest entertainment news in South Africa. From celebrity gossip to the latest soapie releases!
🌍🌟 Yoin our channel for daily updates on what's trending and make sure you never miss a beat in the world of South African entertainment. 🇿🇦🌟 🚀
Additionally, a major factor causing the postponement was the unavailability of electricity at the court.
During the last season, the star player featured in 16 games across all competitions for Orlando Pirates, contributing four goals in the process. His playing time with the Buccaneers in the previous campaign was hampered by injuries.
When Lorch was initially found guilty, Orlando Pirates conducted internal investigations into the matter. Subsequently, the club charged Lorch with serious misconduct after he admitted to the charges.
In response, Orlando Pirates imposed a monetary fine and mandated that Lorch attend anger management therapy.
Lorch duly attended therapy sessions with Dr. Nomsa Nkuna-Boikanyo, as part of his rehabilitation with the club’s endorsement. He completed the prescribed number of sessions and has not been involved in any similar violent incidents since then.
As a result, the club remains confident that anger management therapy was an appropriate corrective measure.
The Decadence of Time: Ten of the Most Expensive Watches in the World
Watches have long been a symbol of luxury, status, and craftsmanship. While most of us rely on our smartphones to tell time, the world of horology continues to thrive, producing timepieces that can fetch prices beyond imagination. Here, we delve into the world of opulence and present to you the ten most expensive watches in the world.
1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination – $55 Million
Topping the list is the Graff Diamonds Hallucination, a dazzling masterpiece adorned with a rainbow of rare and colorful diamonds. With a price tag of $55 million, this watch is a testament to the expertise of the jeweler and the rareness of its gemstones.
2. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette – $26 Million
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette is a true work of art, boasting a stunning bracelet comprised of diamonds and adorned with a miniature mechanical movement. This timepiece represents the epitome of elegance and commands a price of $26 million.
3. Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime – $31 Million
The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime, known for its intricate complications and elegant design, is a collector’s dream. Its dual face displays different time zones, and its intricacies warrant the $31 million price tag.
4. Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette – $30 Million
A watch fit for a queen, the Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette is a historical masterpiece. Commissioned in the late 18th century for the French queen, this timepiece is valued at a staggering $30 million.
5. Hublot Big Bang Diamond – $5 Million
The Hublot Big Bang Diamond is a luxurious statement piece covered in diamonds and set in 18k white gold. For those who prefer a sportier yet extravagant look, this watch demands $5 million.
6. Rolex Daytona “The Unicorn” – $5.9 Million
Known as “The Unicorn,” this Rolex Daytona is one of the rarest and most sought-after timepieces in the world. Its price of $5.9 million reflects the exclusivity of this white gold beauty.
7. Richard Mille RM 56-02 Sapphire Tourbillon – $2 Million
The Richard Mille RM 56-02 is a technological marvel, featuring a sapphire crystal case and intricate tourbillon movement. This engineering masterpiece comes with a price tag of $2 million.
8. Louis Moinet Meteoris – $4.6 Million
The Louis Moinet Meteoris is a collection of four watches, each containing a piece of celestial history in the form of a meteorite. These unique timepieces collectively carry a value of $4.6 million.
9. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication – $741,000
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication is a blend of innovation and luxury. Priced at $741,000, this watch showcases exceptional craftsmanship and intricate complications.
10. Urwerk UR-110 – $450,000
The Urwerk UR-110 is a futuristic and avant-garde timepiece, known for its satellite complication. At $450,000, it stands as a testament to creative design and precision engineering.
In the world of horology, these ten watches represent the pinnacle of luxury and craftsmanship. For those fortunate enough to own them, these timepieces are not just instruments to tell time but symbols of status and taste that transcend generations.