By Thys Khiba
Gqeberha – Football coach Milutin Sredojevic, who is a former coach for Orlando Pirates and Zambia, has been found guilty of two counts of sexual assault and sentenced to three years behind bars, wholly suspended, for each count.
This follows his court appearance at the Gqeberha Regional Court on Tuesday where he was convicted after a 39-year-old woman accused him of sexually harassing her during a Cosafa Cup tournament in Gqeberha on 7 December last year.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani indicated that the two sentences were wholly suspended for five years on condition that he is not convicted of a similar offence during the suspension period.
Giving more details about the incident the NPA confirmed that everything happened at Wolfson Stadium when it has been reported that the woman delivered coffee to Sredojevic and others.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the woman asked the former Orlando Pirates coach if he wanted sugar in his coffee and that he responded that he needed another type of sugar while pointing at the woman’s genitals. Sredojevic touched her buttocks when the woman went back to the stadium to deliver coffee again.
The court granted Sredojevic leave to appeal the conviction.
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