KAIZER Chiefs have confirmed the suspension of forward Dumisani Zuma from all club activities, pending an internal disciplinary hearing.
Chiefs confirmed the suspension of Zuma through a statement released on the club’s official social media platforms on Wednesday morning.
Zuma was arrested just last week after being allegedly busted for driving while under the influence of alcohol during curfew hours in Sandton before he was later released on R1 000 bail ahead of an expected court case for the incident.
Chiefs would then react to those news the next day, confirming that they had acknowledged the incident and that they would release and official statement on the matter after investigating the incident. They have since confirmed their suspension of Zuma as the that particular investigation is set to get underway.
“Kaizer Chiefs is disappointed to learn of the recent alleged conduct of Dumsani Zuma as reported in the media and has taken the decision to immediately suspend him from all Club activities pending an internal disciplinary hearing,” reads a statement by the club.
“His suspension is in the interests of all parties concerned and does not in itself carry any inference of guilt or prejudgement.
“The Club will ensure the matter is resolved as quickly as reasonably possible.” Read the statement on Zuma from Chiefs.”
Zuma, who is known to a fan favourite amongst the Amakhosi faithful, is yet to feature for Chiefs this season. The 26-year-old also had an injury ravaged season in the previous DStv Premiership season, which was reminiscent of his early days at the club.
Zuma had made somewhat of a reputation for himself under former Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp for being a trusted and effective super sub for the club in the 2019/2020 season.
He also made an impact in the CAF Champions League for the club last season before his injury. – The South African