More Arrests In Connection With Stadium Violence
Three More Suspects Appear In Court For Stadium Violence Incident
Three more people have appeared at the Durban Magistrates Court in connection with violence at the Moses Mabhida Stadium last month.
Chaos erupted at Durban’s 2010 FIFA World Cup venue, after football supporters vented their frustrations by invading the pitch, following Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-0 loss against Free State Stars in their Nedbank Cup semi-final match on April 21.
On Tuesday morning, three people appeared at the Durban Magistrates Court and were released on R1 000 bail each. The three have been identified as Cebolendoda Hadebe (21), Douglas Mhlaliseni Mkhize (42) and Lungigani Gabriel Jaca (33).
They are expected to appear in court again on May 25. This past weekend, police released photographs of 13 suspects wanted in connection with the stadium violence. Police have urged the community to assist in the investigations to arrest more suspects.
Contacted by the Siya crew for comment, police replied with a statement confirming the latest developments.
“Three suspects appeared in the Durban Magistrates Court this morning on charges of public violence emanating from the incident at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on 21 April 2018. Cebolendoda Hadebe (21), Douglas Mhlaliseni Mkhize (42) and Lungigani Gabriel Jaca (33) appeared briefly at the Durban Magistrates Court. All three were released on bail of R1000-00. The case against them was remanded to 25 May 2018 when they will appear together with their four co-accused who had appeared previously on the same charges,” said the police in a statement.
“We are encouraging the outstanding suspects to contact our investigating officers immediately before our police officers pounce on them. We are once again appealing to injured victims to also come forward as we still require their statements,” confirmed the police.
Last week, police confirmed that three suspects, Siphosenkosi Knowledge Memela (35), John Sibongiseni Khumalo (29) and Khwezilomso Madiba (35) appeared at the Durban Magistrates Court charges of alleged public violence.
They are also set to appear in court again on May 25. All three were released on bail of R1000.