The winger, who has been a notable absentee from Pirates’ match day squads due to injury, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, as confirmed by the South African Police Service.
Vereeniging police spokesperson, Captain Fikile Funda, confirmed that Rakhale was arrested on Saturday. The police captain says the charges against the 27-year-old were later dropped.
“I can confirm to say that Mr. Rakhale was arrested on Saturday for assault GBH (Grievous bodily harm). Apparently he assaulted his girlfriend on the 14th, but he was arrested on Saturday (March 18). His lawyer came and he was granted bail on the determination of the prosecutor. He appeared in Vereeniging Magistrate Court on Monday, the 20th. Apparently, the victim in this case withdrew charges against him,” said Funda.