Alleged PSL ticket fraudster released on bail

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A 19-year-old man who was arrested in Mbombela on charges of illegally selling match tickets appeared in court on Monday and was released on bail.

The suspect was arrested on Saturday night ahead of the Telkom Knockout semifinal fixture between SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates. He was kept in custody for the weekend.

This is the third arrest by police at PSL matches of people caught conducting alleged fraudulent ticketing activities in two weeks.

Last week, two people were arrested in Pretoria ahead of the Absa Premiership fixture between Mamelodi Sundowns and Lamontville Golden Arrows on charges relating to alleged fraudulent ticketing activities.

Last week, November 19, a man was arrested in Soweto at Orlando Stadium after he was found in possession of 18 fraudulent match tickets.

The Premier Soccer League commends the work of the South African Police Service in their collective efforts to curb fraudulent ticketing activities at matches.

The League, together with SAPS, is intensifying efforts to ensure that match venues remain crime-free zones.

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