Soweto derby stampede leaves two dead
Police stand at the scene of the bodies of two people who died during a stampede at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 29 July, 2017. The stampede began when Kaiser Chiefs scored their first goal and people outside attempted to rush into the stadium. Picture: Yeshiel Panchia
Stadium management CEO Jacques Grobberlaar confirmed that two people died during a stampede at FNB Stadium during a Carling Black Label Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on Saturday.
According to Grobbelaar, the two fans died after some supporters tried to force their way into the stadium.
“We wish to express our condolence to the families of all those who are affected by the incident today,” said Grobbelaar.
“This is extremely unfortunate as solid security plans were in place to ensure that this is a risk free event.”
Chiefs won the match 1-0 through an early goal in the first half by Bernard Parker.