“Grateful To Be Alive” – Amakhosi Fan Victim Speaks
Kaizer Chiefs' Jessica Motaung Visited Two Security Guards
Sabelo Maziba was just doing his job when he was set upon by a rabble of angry Kaizer Chiefs fans last weekend, and he says that he’s grateful to be alive.
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The situation spilled over at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night as the Amakhosi were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup by Free State Stars, with supporters storming the pitch and causing all sorts of destruction.
Chiefs have since been charged by the PSL and will face some sort of punishment for the actions of some of their supporters, with the club hoping to curb the sort of behaviour that went down in Durban.
This week Chiefs’ marketing director, Jessica Motaung, went to visit Maziba and Khumbulani Qwabe, another security marshal at the game, to offer them the club’s wishes on their road to recovery.
Maziba is not able to swallow solids until he gets better because of injuries around his jaw, told the club’s official website, “I am grateful to be alive. Everything happened so fast, I didn’t even have time to run as the mob was too strong. I am happy that Kaizer Chiefs came to see me today. It is great to see that the club cares about our well-being.
“It is truly heartbreaking (what happened), but we hope valuable lessons were learned by all those who did bad things.”
Meanwhile, Motaung said, “We are so glad that Sabelo and Khumbulani are convalescing well after they were senselessly beaten up on Saturday. We once again strongly condemn the brutal acts of criminality we witnessed. We need to understand that people like Sabelo and Khumbulani are there to look after our safety at stadiums, we need to respect and appreciate them.”