Mujati AWOL after visa row

JOHANNESBURG - Upcoming Zimbabwe rugby player, Brian Mujati, who has courted controversy in his short stint in South Africa, has gone AWOL again after it emerged that he was playing for Golden Lions Rugby Union without the required paperwork.
The 24-

year-old has left his club in a fix as it faces a R20 000 penalty for fielding the star while he had no work permit. He might be in more trouble if reports that he is also studying without a student visa are established to be true.
Lions officials reported that the Zimbabwean, whom they suspended after it emerged he was contemplating breaching his contract, had been AWOL for a month.
“Brian has not reported to us since the sixth of August. He has been told not to talk to us. He is still suspended and we have not been able to get hold of him at all,” Manie Reyneke, Lions chief executive officer, was quoted as saying.
“A work permit was not arranged for Mujati and while he had a student permit, he has changed his status in that regard. We have handed our letter over to the Department of Home Affairs but the biggest problem is that we cannot contact Brian,” said the official.
Mujati was earlier this year involved in a tug of war between two clubs. It was revealed that the Zimbabwean-born player could be moving to rivals Western Province, despite having a two-year contract with Lions.
The heavily built player has represented Lions in such tournaments as the Super 14 and Currie Cup without a proper work permit, which meant that the talented prop’s contract with the Lions was null and void.
He now faces the long arm of the law for his exploits as he is regarded an illegal immigrant. – CAJ News

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