Soccer legend and SABC sports commentator Marks Mafa Maponyane has allegedly dumped his conjugal duties, leaving his wife celibate for four years. The details about allegations of s_ex starvation emerged during a recent assault case which was opened by Sylvia, Maponyane’s wife, at the Midrand police station last month.
The case also left Maponyane fuming and he allegedly accused police officers at the station of arresting him so they could sleep with his wife while he was in custody. Midrand police station commander Leshoka Mahloromela confirmed receiving a report from one of his officers who arrested Maponyane. The officer alleged that Maponyane accused them of sleeping with his wife.
Mahloromela said the officers made the allegations in a report that also details allegations of interference by a high ranking police official to get the case squashed. The station boss said his officer said Maponyane spoke in Setswana and said : “Ke a tseba gore le nyaka go nyoba mosadi waka, that’s why le nyaka go ntshwara gore re lobale diseleng weekend maraka moka”. The alleged statement by Maponyane, loosely translated means “I know you want to sleep with my wife, that is why you want me to sleep in the police cells all weekend”
However, the station commander upon investigating Maponyane’s allegations, the former Kaizer Chiefs goal poacher revealed that he only asked his wife if the person who had called him was a genuine police officer or one of her boyfriends.
On the assault allegations brought by his wife, the station commander said Maponyane admitted to moering his wife but said he did so because she was nagging him and was also blocking him from leaving the house to go work in Durban. The police said Maponyane claimed that he only pushed her and she fell to the floor after an argument.
Maponyane said : “I am not going to respond to this s**t. I don’t want anything to do with this s**t because I don’t remember accusing anyone of anything.”
Shockingly, the wife also alleged the former soccer player had not touched her in bed in four years, claiming that all she has been receiving from him is constant abuse. The police chief said that Maponyane refused to speak about the s_ex starvation allegations, stating that he won’t speak to the police officer about his family matters.
Maponyane was also quizzed about a police chaplain who called the arresting officer asking him to drop the charges.