The referees review committee of the South African Football Association (SAFA) has shown no mercy to match officials, who messed up in recent matches. 
Referees Jelly Chavani and Thokozani Mkhize as well as assistant referee Andile Mncwango have been dealt with by the review committee. 
Chavani has been handed a four weeks ban after he failed to award Orlando Pirates a penalty during their 1-1 draw with Swallows FC on 10 January. Instead, Chavani booked Pirates midfielder Fortune Makaringe for simulation in the 71st minute, a decision the review committee said was incorrect. 
Mkhize, on the other hand, won’t handle matches for four weeks after he disallowed Bloemfontein Celtic striker Motebang Sera’s goal in the 61st minute of the match against Mamelodi Sundowns on 19 January. The incorrect decision had a direct impact on the outcome of the match as the game ended goalless. 
Mncwango, who was assistant referee during the Sundowns-Celtic match, was banned for 16 weeks for his part in denying Phunya Sele Sele the goal. 
Meanwhile, the review committee also ruled that match referee Luxolo Badi was spot on when he allowed Swallows midfielder Musa Nyatama’s equaliser during the Dube Birds’ 1-1 draw with Sundowns last Saturday. 

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