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Inquiry, Memorial On The Cards After FNB Deaths

There Will Be An Inquiry Into the Soweto Derby Deaths

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 31, 2017 02:23 PM
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.” 
 

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Orando bhakaniya Joined: 02 Aug 2017
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Orando bhakaniya Aug 02, 2017 11:16 AM
May their soul rest in piece
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Orando bhakaniya Aug 02, 2017 11:16 AM
May their soul rest in piece
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Bskgomo Aug 01, 2017 04:58 PM
Dy cn cancel dis competition as sundowns fans wish bt dnt forgt only pirates n chiefs in SA for dis atmosphere only two teams in SA n sundowns n supersport only when dy took students to stadium mahala
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langutanithom@gmail.com Aug 01, 2017 07:32 AM
It's a sad news in the SAFA's fraternity and the Country as a whole. Surely no one goes to a soccer match to die, we all go there to enjoy the game. May their Soul Rest In Peace.
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Aug 01, 2017 07:00 AM
Security guys are corrupt they must b reported coz they just let people wthout tickets pay sum money and entre
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Celtic-man Aug 01, 2017 05:55 AM
@seabeloSSU , abashwee
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King Justin Jul 31, 2017 11:35 PM
R.i.p guys only God knows,mna ndilila ne Family zenu
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uoY ckuF Jul 31, 2017 11:18 PM
Once Pie rats is involved...................... . EISH
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Maphisane-wako-Tambo-KBY Jul 31, 2017 09:29 PM
These particular scenes are disturbing as Mr khoza said these scenes are a tragedy and so please apply retributive justice...may their souls rest in peace.
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Khosi63 Jul 31, 2017 09:17 PM
This is very sad, all I can say is. As people we need to be responsible and not behave like kids or cattle. What I saw there was people loads of people who were queuing leaving two sets of turnstile gates as one gate which looked like a vehicle gate got opened, they ran and tried to force themselves in one small opening at once. Another think is the excessive use of alcohol, people were busy falling some even almost being bumped by cars. Where are we heading as a nation, and what are we teaching our children if we behave kanje?
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Khosi63 Jul 31, 2017 09:17 PM
This is very sad, all I can say is. As people we need to be responsible and not behave like kids or cattle. What I saw there was people loads of people who were queuing leaving two sets of turnstile gates as one gate which looked like a vehicle gate got opened, they ran and tried to force themselves in one small opening at once. Another think is the excessive use of alcohol, people were busy falling some even almost being bumped by cars. Where are we heading as a nation, and what are we teaching our children if we behave kanje?
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THE NK Jul 31, 2017 09:02 PM
Eish yahhh neh and realy for those has lost their live my condolances.
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Joined: 20 Jun 2016
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Jul 31, 2017 08:48 PM
sad news indeed
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spokane Joined: 15 Jan 2014
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spokane Jul 31, 2017 08:11 PM
Teams have been playing pre season tournaments all over de world to test their readiness, why is it different with de Black label cup cos its also pre season? Again, security complied to all requirements of de PSL, de rest is for individuals to do their parts. We had a stampede at Ellis Park en ppl were told to get to de stadium early.I dnt understand why some ppl r runnning naked here with all sorts of r.....sh. wht happens shud de enquiry find dey had no tickets or had fakes?
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morakawalekhosi Jul 31, 2017 07:17 PM
"no stone will go unturned in the investigation to find the causes of the death?? you see this Mazinyo is a joke i mean they always fail us fans and players. what happened to SENZO? useless SAFA PSL and SAPS! point one why do you wait for people to die before you do ivestigation of FAKE TICKETS? didnt they know that there are people who a selling fake tickets? two.why dont they increase the number of tenstiles gate cause its obvious that they are not enough
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Realydoctor10 Jul 31, 2017 07:06 PM
Its good to hear that both chairman's 've touched about this incident the better thing is to find out what went wrong there and deal with that matter
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seabeloSSU Jul 31, 2017 06:43 PM
@Celtic-man when saying abashweee I'm not referring to those two I mean I concur with you regarding the issue of scrapping this useless cup.
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seabeloSSU Jul 31, 2017 06:40 PM
@Celtic-man abashweee
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sicknote Joined: 26 Apr 2017
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sicknote Jul 31, 2017 05:32 PM
Atleast both chairman are doing something.Some fans dnt want to learn we knw the atmosphere when chiefs and Pirates play
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#Grootman Jul 31, 2017 04:52 PM
Arg u always fail...thn tell us hu killed senzo mayiwa.....may der soul rest in Peace

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