Cup organisers won’t discuss security issues

2010-06-16 11:54

Fifa and South Africa’s World Cup organisers have gone on the

defensive about security issues at five World Cup stadiums caused by a stewards’

strike over low pay.

The spokespersons for Fifa and the organising committee declined to

discuss the problems at their daily news briefing today, referring all questions

to police.

Police have taken responsibility for both stadiums in Johannesburg

and the venues in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, since stewards began

protests on Sunday evening.

Fifa and local organisers declined to answer questions about the

cost of deploying thousands of additional police officers on match days or if

security contractor Stallion would be fired.


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