On Monday, the Randfontein Magistrate's Court granted R50 000 bail to Mike "Sporo" Mangena. This comes after the South African football legend was busted for manufacturing illegal drugs. However, his three co-accused were not so lucky as they were denied bail, and will remain in custody until February 2019.
The news of Mike's arrest had most of us shook to the core as we would not have expected activities of this nature from a such a revered legend. Sowetan reported that the former Kaizer Chiefs player and football commentator was arrested after police discovered a drug manufacturing laboratory in his plot in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg.
The disgraced soccer legend was the butt of many jokes after he was seen chewing on something during his court appearance today. Many jokingly suggested that it was probably muthi for good luck.
— Mfondiny (@Mfondiny) November 26, 2018
😂😂😂😂😂😂What is that chunk #mikemangena is chewing in court???
— Makgotla Lemotlo (@makgotlaj) November 26, 2018
Below are just some of the reactions from people who are just as shocked as the rest of us about the dilemma that Mike has gotten himself into.
The alleged drug bust on Mike Mangena’s drug factory is scary & disappointing. Just the thought that he’s the Ke Yona Team coach makes me numb. Our kids…😳😳😳#Mikemangena
— Dj Tepee (@dj_tepee) November 22, 2018
Who set dogs on Bra Mike Mangena now???
— Yozana 🌺 (@Zamangwanya) November 21, 2018
When Mike Mangena uses to say "Let me put my head on the block" I knew something was not right.
— Oratile (@ora_tiwee) November 21, 2018
Mike Mangena jou rubbish 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈
— MAYANGA (@Mdange_KaTshiwo) November 21, 2018
These are quite disturbing reports about Mike as he has worked hard to create a good name for himself in the world of sports. This scandal will probably stick too hard on his legacy and reputation.