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Chiefs/Pirates Fatal Match Investigation Discontinued

The PSL Confirms Discontinuing With Chiefs/Pirates Match Enquiry

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 29, 2017 04:46 PM

The Premier Soccer League has announced that the enquiry into the events of the match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in July, which led to tragic fatalities and injuries, has been discontinued.

Read: Pirates Register 39 Players For The Season 

Two people lost their lives while several others were injured during the pre-season Soweto Derby between Chiefs and Pirates at the FNB Stadium.

On August 01, it was confirmed by the PSL that the league appointed Advocate Vincent Maleka SC to look into the incident that took place at FNB Stadium on July 29.

The league has today (Friday) issued a statement that the enquiry into the events of July 29 has been discontinued. 

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PSL Statement on Advocate Maleka SC Enquiry

The enquiry into the events at the match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on 29 July 2017 led by Advocate Maleka SC has been discontinued by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in light of the institution of a Ministerial Committee of Inquiry by the Minister of Sport Mr Thulas Nxesi.

The decision was arrived at for a number of reasons including the indication by Advocate Maleka SC and his team that the Ministerial Commission would be better able to obtain all relevant information insofar as it will have powers of subpoena covering those not subject to the jurisdiction of the League.

The very existence of the Committee has meant that other relevant role-players that would have in all probability have volunteered essential information to Advocate Maleka SC were no longer prepared to that.  Understandably some felt they should not have to duplicate their preparation and efforts.

Without powers of subpoena, Advocate Maleka SC and his team could not compel the provision of information. 

The Ministerial Commission will be chaired by a retired judge and the League is convinced that it will be best placed to establish all the facts and circumstances.

Read: Chiefs Register 32 Players, One New And Three Foreigners 

The Maleka SC investigation has consequently been terminated on the basis that the League will provide such assistance to the Commission as may be required. 


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angam Joined: 13 Oct 2016
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angam Sep 30, 2017 07:25 AM
somehow I doubt if they would have reached the same conclusion if this happened at a rugby match
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Realydoctor10 Joined: 18 Nov 2016
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Realydoctor10 Sep 29, 2017 07:50 PM
@IceBreaker7 "Of course they comment like all supporters that was attended the game was for Pirates and Chiefs only because they like to laugh even to stupid things
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IceBreaker7 Sep 29, 2017 07:31 PM
@Realydoctor10 Lol. U make me laugh. its true. no need to comment like that. its not pirates to blame, both parties are involved.
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Realydoctor10 Sep 29, 2017 06:33 PM
@Rockyrantsha86 "Is Pirates fans who said the police and the securities they must open the gate the time Chiefs score that goal wena boy because the fans was pushing each other and runing to see that goal no man don't comment stupid thing even to seriouse things grow man
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fisto vs zebraditor Sep 29, 2017 05:57 PM
Sundowns daily bread coweto teams#RIP to those who died
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Rockyrantsha86 Joined: 29 Jul 2017
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Rockyrantsha86 Sep 29, 2017 05:56 PM
where there is pirates fans obviously ppl dies...ask Sundowns
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setlaboswana Sep 29, 2017 05:55 PM
Khoza and Kaizer don't have their supporters' best interest at heart.
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Miss__Bridgertte Layun Sep 29, 2017 05:16 PM
@roger-fetumba and indidanee,,, lol ha haa ,,,anyway and once again, rest in peace to those who lost their lives
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Miss__Bridgertte Layun Sep 29, 2017 05:14 PM
rus in vrede vir diegene wat hul lewens verloor het
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roger-fetumba Sep 29, 2017 05:06 PM
Cable eaters vs idiots
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indidanee Sep 29, 2017 05:00 PM
Hooligans vs Idiots
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THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Sep 29, 2017 04:54 PM
R.I.P to those who lost their souls that day and may this never heppen again.

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