Six suspects arrested at Moses Mabhida stadium during Telkom Knockout competition

Due to proactive planning and the adequate deployment of police officers at the Moses Mabhida Stadium during the Telkom Knockout Cup competition over the weekend, a total of six suspects were arrested for various crimes. There were no serious incidents reported during both games played at the stadium due to the ample presence of police officers and security personnel.

All six suspects are due to appear at the Durban Magistrates Court today, facing charges of fraud, theft and pitch invasion. On Saturday, 3 November 2018, the first four suspects aged between 27 and 32 years were arrested. Two of them were caught selling fake tickets. One suspect was arrested for pitch invasion, whilst the last suspect was arrested for stealing alcohol from a bar at the stadium. Yesterday a further two suspects were arrested for selling fake tickets at the stadium.

We are appealing to the community not to purchase fake tickets from unauthorised persons as it could lead to overcrowding at our stadiums. Police will be on high alert and ensure a zero-tolerance approach in dealing with criminal elements at our sports stadiums.

Source: South African Police Service