Home Affairs takes credit for stopping soccer hooligans

2010-06-09 08:07

South Africa’s ability to stop ten Argentinian soccer hooligans

from entering the country has proved the effectiveness of the Advanced Passenger

Processing (APP) system, home affairs director general Mkhuseli Apleni has


Briefing the media in Pretoria, Apleni said the interception of the

group, known as the barra bravas, was a result of co-operation between the

department, South African police and the International Police Co-operation

Centre – set up specifically for the World Cup.

“This move sends out a strong signal that government will not

tolerate the presence of soccer hooligans and other undesirable elements in our

country,” said Apleni.

The barra bravas were prevented entry into the country on Sunday

after they were flagged by one

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of the airlines signed up to the APP.

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