Police to probe Moses Mabhida’s pitch invasion

Kaizer Chiefs fans on the field.
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A team of investigators has been appointed to investigate violence that occurred at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

A security guard was seriously injured as Kaizer Chiefs fans went on the rampage following their team’s loss in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals.

One person has appeared in court on charges of public violence and malicious damage to property. 18 people were injured, TV equipment damaged and a portion of the stadium torched.

A number of pictures and videos are circulating on social media showing faces of people damaging property and assaulting a security guard at the stadium.

KwaZulu-Natal Police spokesperson Jay Naicker has urged people to come forward with information that can lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

“We will be probing if the deployment of SAPS, security personnel and other security agencies were in place according to the plan. We condone the actions of those spectators that were responsible for the violent behaviour that we witnessed at what should have been a sporting event. We welcome any person that may have information on the identity of the suspects involved to please contact our crime stop number on 08600 10 111,” says Naicker.

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