Mongalo to resume Lions duties after internal disciplinary procedure

Mongalo to resume Lions duties after internal disciplinary procedure

Lions defence coach Joey Mongalo,  who has been found guilty of indecent assault by an Australian court while on tour with the Lions in Sydney in 2018, will resume his duties on 6 May.

Mongalo was convicted and sentenced by an Australian magistrate court three weeks ago after he was accused and charged with allegedly indecently assaulting a female hotel staff member after the Lions’ match against the Waratahs.

The Lions, after conducting their own internal disciplinary procedure, chaired by an independent labour consultant, and confirmed on Thursday that Mongalo will be back in his post next Monday.

The Lions issued the following statement:

‘Mr Mongalo was found to have breached company policy by bringing the company’s name into disrepute. The company has decided to proceed with the recommended sanction handed down by the independent labour consultant, which includes corrective disciplinary action and compulsory ethical and professional management training.

‘Legally Mr Mongalo maintains his innocence and therefore continues to appeal the Australian Magistrate court ruling, and he proceeds to do so in his private capacity. Mr Mongalo is scheduled to resume his duties on Monday 6 May 2019, and the company considers the matter as finalised.’