Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been charged with match-fixing ©Getty Images

Former South Africa fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been suspended from cricket after being accused of match-fixing.

The 33-year-old has been accused of being involved in a scheme to fix matches at the 2015 RAM SLAM Twenty20 tournament by the country's governing body Cricket South Africa (CSA).

Bans of varying length have already been handed out to six South African players following an investigation.

"The charges against Tsotsobe follows a lengthy investigation which started around October 2015 by CSA's Anti-Corruption Unit, and the previous findings and bans imposed on Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumi Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati, Thami Tsolekile and Alviro Petersen for offences under the Code relating to the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series," a CSA statement said.

Lonwabo Tsotsobe played five tests for South Africa ©Getty Images
Lonwabo Tsotsobe played five tests for South Africa ©Getty Images

"To date Tsotsobe has not been under any form of suspension. 

"Under Article 4.7 of the Code, CSA has now provisionally suspended Tsotsobe from playing, coaching or otherwise being involved in any capacity in any match under its jurisdiction or that of the International Cricket Council (ICC) or any other ICC member."

Tsotsobe has reportedly not played professional cricket for a year.

He played five test matches for South Africa, taking nine wickets.

He also took 94 wickets in 61 one-day internationals and 18 wickets in 23 Twenty20 internationals.