Zimbabwe international Kudakwashe Mahachi’s troubles have deepened further following his suspension by SuperSport United ahead of his impending departure from the club.
Mahachi has grabbed the headlines following allegations that he was involved in the abuse of his four-year-old son.
The accusations have now forced his current employers in having to act who have moved to suspend him pending further investigations.
"SuperSport United FC has become aware of the serious allegations levelled against our player, Kudakwashe Mahachi.
"The club has suspended the player from all club activities with immediate effect.
"He has been advised to attend to his family and the allegations against him.
"The matter is subject to a judicial process. The club will make no further comment at this time," reads the statement from the club.
Mahachi – who has only played twice for Matsatsantsa this year since returning from the AFCON finals – is facing severe accusations related to his son who was flown from his hometown Bulawayo to Johannesburg only to be allegedly smuggled back home by road with severe injuries.
The son – named after the late Argentine hero Diego – has been in hospital recovering from the effects of being allegedly intentionally scalded with water leading to third-degree burns which eventually led to his foot being amputated.
Disturbing photos of the minor have been circulating on social media with blows being traded between Mahachi, his family, lawyers, and his former partner, the mother of the child.
Mahachi – who has also done duty for Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows – last played for SuperSport three months ago.