Soccer fan dies at NMB Stadium after altercation with a policeman

MAY 11, 2015

The Premier Soccer League match between Kaizer Chiefs and Chippa United, which took place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday (9th of May), ended in a Chiefs fan being shot and killed after he tried to take a firearm from a policeman.

Following the Amakhosi’s 2-0 win over the Chilly Boys, and the traditional invading of the field, the fan got into a scuffle with the policemen, resulting in the gun going off.

“Despite tight security and crowd control efforts, the euphoric spectator breached the stadium moat and bypassed security officials. Police immediately intervened,” CEO for the stadium’s operator Access Management, Chantal du Pisani, said.

“We maintained sufficient security to look after the safety of crowd.  All steps, policies and procedures were followed prior, during and after the match to ensure the safety of fans. The ratio of security guards was well within the accepted norm for Nelson Mandela Bay rugby and soccer matches.”

“We have conveyed our condolences to the family, and are working closely with officials in this instance,” she added.

 

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