Zimbabwe international Kuda ‘Nkembe’ Mahachi has been handed a lifeline at reviving his football career after incredibly being acquitted of charges of child abuse and attempted murder.

Mahachi – who most recently played for SuperSport United but has also done duty for Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows – has been back home in Bulawayo facing the courts regarding the matter.

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The 29-year-old has been facing allegations of scalding his four-year-old son – named Diego – with hot water and assaulting him.

On Friday, Bulawayo regional magistrate Mark Dziva acquitted Mahachi at the Tredgold Magistrates Court.

The state failed to prove the essential elements of the case with evidence given by the witnesses contradictory and disjointed during cross-examination.

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According to Soccer Laduma, doctors were not able to ascertain what caused the injuries.

Mahachi last played competitive football in mid-February while with SuperSport who then suspended him in May – subject to judicial processes – after allegations on the matter surfaced.

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His contract was then not renewed upon its expiry at the end of June.

As a free agent Mahachi can join a club of his choice with immediate effect.


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