Wednesday Aug 02, 2017. 12:21
Following the FNB Stadium tragedy where two fans lost their lives on Saturday, the South African Premier Soccer League has appointed Advocate Vincent Maleka SC to probe the incident.
In a statement to the media, the PSL announced that Maleka has been appointed to conduct the investigation into events that led to the tragic fatalities and injuries.
Two fans lost their lives during the Carling Black Label Cup match between Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
Media reports indicate that the supporters did not have tickets in their hands and pushed their way into the venue at one of the stadium's entrance points.
On the other hand, previous reports suggested that the distribution of fake tickets contributed to the fatalities, but there investigation will uncover the facts.
“The Executive Committee of the Premier Soccer League has resolved to appoint Advocate Vincent Maleka SC to conduct an investigation into events that led to the tragic fatalities and injuries at the at the Carling Cup fixture between Kaizer Chiefs FC and Orlando Pirates FC on Saturday 29 July 2017,” reads a statement from the PSL.
“The League‚ affected clubs‚ service providers‚ sponsors‚ supporters‚ the South African Police Service and all other role players will provide all possible assistance to enable Advocate Maleka SC in performing his task.
“The League will ensure that the matter is dealt with expeditiously and properly.
“The League wishes to offer its condolences to the families of the bereaved and a speedy recovery to the injured.
“The League will not make any further comments on the matter until the investigation has been completed."