Knowledge Sikelela Dube appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court today amid arguments by the prosecuting team that he was actually a Zimbabwean but had fraudulently acquired South African citizenship.
 
As such, the prosecuting team argues, the 27-year-old misled the court into believing he was a South African national.
 
The case was postponed to November 4, pending investigations into the new twist and also for the State to obtain the findings of the post mortem on Dlodlo.
 
“I have received information that the accused (Dube) is a Zimbabwean national and not a South African as he claims,” prosecutor Lisa Davy tells a South African sports publication
 
“We are verifying the validity of his identity document and will take the matter to the Department of Home Affairs so as to ascertain how he got the document. There is a lot of fraud at Home Affairs and we cannot rule out such actions in the way he acquired citizenship.
 
“If it is proven that he fraudulently got that, his bail will be forfeited and he will be remanded in custody.”
 
Dube, who is resident in Alberton is out on R2 000 bail.
 
Allegations against him are that he hit Dlodlo with a brick on the head during a brawl at a Hillbrow pub during July, killing him on the spot.
 
It is believed that the former Zimbabwe international was restraining the suspect and a group of men who were fighting.
 
Dube has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
 
Dlodlo, who also played for Ria Stars and Real Rovers during his football career, was 40 at the time of his death. (Kick-Off)