Gauteng police say security has been beefed-up ahead of Saturday’s Soweto derby and the Ultra Music Festival.

Kaizer Chiefs play Orlando Pirates at the FNB stadium on Saturday and at the nearby Nasrec Expo Centre, dance music lovers will enjoy the Ultra Music festival.


Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela Masondo says there’ll be increased police visibility in and around the two venues.

“As much as we have put plans in place to ensure that these events become crime-free, the cooperation and assistance from the attendees are of paramount importance for us to achieve our mission. We appeal and urge the public to immediately report any suspicious or criminal activity. We advise the public to be vigilant and cautious, not to expose their valuables like cellular phones and wallets. The public is also cautioned not to leave their valuables, like laptops, exposed in the cars and to ensure that cars are properly locked.”

In December 2018 music revellers attending the Global Citizen Festival at FNB stadium detailed how they were robbed, mugged, assaulted and sexually harrassed outside the stadium after the show ended.

In the video below seven suspects are arrested in connection with the attacks on people who attended the Global Citizen festival in 2018