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Phakaaathi Reporter
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8 May 2018
2:51 pm

Two men hand themselves in to police for Moses Mabhida violence

Phakaaathi Reporter

It is believed that the two are amongst the fans who invaded the pitch after the game between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars, causing damage to the stadium and also the broadcasting equipment.

Fans vandalizing the stadium during the 2018 Nedbank Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker told Sport24 that one of the men arrested was a 21-year-old high school pupil from Newlands West. Headphones and a cordless microphone were recovered from him.

The second man was a 42-year-old gardener from Hillcrest.

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Their arrests followed an appeal from the police earlier on Monday, when they released images of 13 suspects, and bring to six the number of people nabbed in connection with the violence.

Authorities in KZN have appealed to other suspects to hand themselves over to the police.

“I would advise those who were part of the mob that went on a rampage on that unfortunate day to hand themselves over to police as one of these three who were arrested did. If not, you will have to be continuously looking over your shoulders. We will not tolerate such hooliganism in this province,” said KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa.

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