Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Mike Mangena was on Monday granted a R50 000 bail by the Randfontein Magistrate’s Court.
Mangena, who also played for Moroka Swallows, was arrested with three other men last week after a multi-task police unit raided a drug-manufacturing plant in a farm owned by Mangena in Hillside, Randfontein.
Police later said the plant was used to manufacture mandrax.
His co-accused – More Maqoaelane, William Kazipata and Kennedy Tsogolane – were however remanded into custody as they abandoned their bail application as they were found to be in the country illegally.
Mangena appeared on charges of manufacturing drugs.
The SA football legend was arrested on Wednesday in Randfontein on the West Rand along with three other suspects.