Chiefs fans’ riot to come under spotlight in Parliament

08 May 2018 - 06:30 By Matthew Savides
Fans vandalising the stadium during the 2018 Nedbank Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 21 April 2018.
Fans vandalising the stadium during the 2018 Nedbank Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 21 April 2018.
Image: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The country’s soccer bosses will on Tuesday have to account for the chaos at Moses Mabhida Stadium two weeks ago‚ where a security guard was savagely assaulted when angry Kaizer Chiefs fans went on the rampage.

Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State Stars at the Durban stadium - and fans rushed onto the field after the final whistle. Millions of rand damage was caused to the stadium and to broadcasting and public announcement equipment in the ensuing melee.

Now Premier Soccer League (PSL) bosses will have to account to Parliament on the progress of the investigation into what went wrong.

“The Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation will (on Tuesday) receive an update briefing on investigations regarding the recent incident of violence at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. The committee resolved to invite the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to Parliament in order to be kept abreast with circumstances surrounding the violent and chaotic scenes witnessed at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday‚ April 21‚ 2018‚” committee chair Beauty Dlulane said in a statement on Monday evening.

The SAPS would also make a presentation to the committee on what they had done in terms of prosecutions.

The statement comes as police in KZN announced that two more soccer hooligans had been arrested and were set to appear in court on Tuesday. The arrests bring to six the number of people charged – or about to be charged – for their role in the chaos.


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