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1 May 2018
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Three arrested for Durban stadium soccer violence

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Police said the suspects include a truck driver, aged 35, a taxi rank manager, aged 29, and a taxi owner, aged 35.

After the final whistle of the Netbank Cup semi-final between host Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars, hundreds of fans invaded the pitched. Security guards were unable to cope with the rampaging fans. Photo: ANA/Motshwari Mofokeng

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the violence that erupted at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban following a soccer match on April 21, police said on Tuesday.

In a statement, police said the suspects include a truck driver, aged 35, a taxi rank manager, aged 29, and a taxi owner, aged 35.

Acting provincial police commissioner in KwaZulu-Natal, Bheki Langa, commended detectives for the arrests and warned more would follow.

“It is only a matter of time before others are arrested,” said Langa.

“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.”

The arrests follow that of Phelelani Jojisa, 34, who appeared in court last week.

The four suspects were allegedly part of a group of hundreds of fans who stormed the pitch, destroyed infrastructure and assaulted security guards after Kaizer Chiefs lost to Free State Stars in a Nedbank Cup semi-final match.

– African News Agency (ANA)