WATCH: Ex-Proteas star recounts Mozambique prison horror

2018-09-14 09:30
Albie Morkel
Albie Morkel (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Proteas all-rounder Albie Morkel has recounted a horror story of being arrested and charged with smuggling weapons in Mozambique.

Morkel appeared on The Dan Nicholl Show on SuperSport this week and described his time in the African country, where he spent two days in a local prison in Tete.

The Titans skipper was arrested and locked up for being in possession of leftover ammunition from a tiger fishing exhibition. 

The incident appears to have occurred in February this year, judging from Morkel's Instagram page.

"They pulled AK-47s on us and it turned into a very ugly story. Thrown in the back of a car, the next time I got out and the gates opened to Tete provincial prison. I have never been to jail in South Africa or even close to it but I don't think what happens in there... humans shouldn't be treated like that," said the 37-year-old.

However, two days later, Morkel was lucky enough to get out of jail and then leave Mozambique. 

Albie, who is brother of Morne Morkel, played 1 Test, 58 ODIs and 50 T20Is for the Proteas from 2004-2015.

The all-rounder now shifts his focus to the Titans, as they open their season campaign with a four-day match against the Dolphins starting on September 26-29.


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