Moses Mabhida Stadium riot damage estimated at R2.6 million

Fans vandalizing the stadium during the 2018 Nedbank Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 21 April 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

DURBAN- Zandile Gumede Durban mayor revealed that the damage from rioting fans will cost the city R2.6 million.

In a media briefing on Wednesday, Gumede said there is a “long list” of damage including to the pitch‚ goal posts‚ fencing‚ crowd management barriers‚ water points‚ bins‚ dinner plates‚ glasses‚ chairs and tables.

She completely condemned the violence and destruction of property, and said the, ‘hooliganism that was displayed in full view of the world on Saturday.”

“No amount of frustration and anger should lead one to cause violence and injure other citizens in the name of sport. Lovers of sport are expected to understand the game better because‚ by nature‚ you either win or lose. If you lose‚ nobody must be threatened and no property must be destroyed‚”

“The unfortunate events of the weekend are a bad reflection on us as a nation and we hope that the police will find all the perpetrators.”

She added that they hoped for more arrest after the police arrested two people after the protest.

Photo Credit- SportsClub

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