Inquiry, Memorial On The Cards After FNB Deaths
There Will Be An Inquiry Into the Soweto Derby Deaths
Kaizer Motaung says that an independent inquiry will be held regarding the death of two fans at this past weekend’s Soweto Derby in Johannesburg.
Two fans, one of whom has been named as Prince Chauke, sadly lost their lives in a stampede prior to kick off on Saturday afternoon, although the game went ahead and Chiefs went on to win 1-0.
Several other fans were injured in the stampede at FNB Stadium and Irvin Khoza has confirmed that they did indeed visit some of them in the hospital over the weekend.
Now, as the football fraternity waits for answers regarding how the event transpired, Motaung says that the media will be given more information as it is gathered.
He said today, "I would like to say we are very much touched about what happened on Saturday because this happened before… We are contemplating to organize a memorial service when we get all the identities of the passed on individuals. That will be confirmed later on.
"There will be an independent inquiry then we will address the media in due course once more info is gathered."
Meanwhile, Khoza said, “"Nobody goes to a soccer match to die. So when there is a loss of life it is a real tragedy. No stone will go unturned in the investigation to find out the causes of these tragic events.
"Nothing we say will bring back the lives of those who passed away. The very least we can do is to see what went wrong… It's important that a joint investigation that is fair and impartial needs to be initiated on the events that occurred.”