PSL star avoids arrest for SANDF gaffe


South Africa's lockdown seems to be making many people behave strangely, and a PSL player unwittingly committed a serious offence over the weekend.

Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Tebogo Potsane almost got into trouble with the law after a video circulated of the player wearing a SANDF uniform.

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The 26-year-old joked about sorting people out if they ignored the country's rules about remaining in their homes during the 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"You see, those who would be busy roaming the streets while we are busy here, wait and see what I'm going to do to them," Potsane said in the video while wearing his friend's army outfit.

"I am training guys. I am not playing around and I'm not going to show you any mercy. I'm going to kill someone."

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There were also rumours the player was arrested for impersonating a soldier, but Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco has clarified the matter.

"No one was arrested," Konco tells

Celtic reportedly received a phone call from the SANDF regarding the incident, but Konco says the issue was sorted out and did not want to reveal whether the player would be disciplined by the club for his actions.

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"That thing was sorted, as I told you no one was arrested," he adds.

The South African government has warned citizens that those who fail to comply with the law or carry out pranks during this period will face the consequences.

Because there appears to be no malicious intent behind the joke, Potsane has escaped with a slap on the wrist.

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