One of the reasons for Joseph Molangoane's exit at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila is truly bizarre despite everything that has happened at TTM.
Many players have jumped ship at the team that took over Bidvest Wits' status with the former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates winger joining Oupa Manyisa and Gustavo Paez as the most recent casualties.
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According to an inside source, 'Tight' cut short his stay at the new DStv Premiership club because of various ongoing problems at the Venda side, including payment issues.
"Aah, Tight left because of a jersey, he told them he will never wash a jersey," a reliable source inside the camp tells KickOff.com.
"Remember, everyone has to take his own kit home and wash it. But it's what everyone is doing these days, it's part of the new normal [under Cover-19 regulations].
"It's just that Tight was not part of the bio-bubble. You have to wash your own jersey, it's just that he took it the wrong way. This is done to prevent the spread of the virus. Everyone is washing his own jersey.
"It's not like you do it with your hands, you take it to your personal laundry so that they can wash it for you, then you bring it back. This is done so that the kit manager doesn't get infected. On that one, the club is right. That one makes sense.
"And another thing, he is one of the people who were not paid by the club. He was not paid his salary for three months, four months now. He is one of the people who were not paid for this month.
"Out of the 24 players, four didn't get paid... even the coach is still waiting for his salary. Only a few of us were paid."
TTM chief executive officer Sello Chokoe initially asked to be called back but could not be reached when contacted for comment.
Despite all their problems, Vhadau Vha Damani have been performing on the field of play having registered two points so far, including a significant goalless draw against defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
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