Rugby fan's killers face arrest

2013-03-31 13:23

Durban - Five men accused of beating a rugby fan to death outside Durban's King's Park rugby stadium are expected to hand themselves in to police, the Sunday Tribune reported on Sunday.

The five men, who were not named in the report, are accused of beating to death former Royal Marine Brett Williams, 29, following the Sharks game against the Melbourne Rebels last weekend.

According to the report the five would hand themselves in on Wednesday.

KwaZulu-Natal sport MEC Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha has condemned the killing of Williams.

"The department will engage the stadium management to ensure that such incidents do not occur in future, as stadiums are supposed to be safe places where sport-loving people and their families can enjoy themselves," he said.

Sibhidla-Saphetha urged any witnesses to co-operate with police.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the motive for the killing was not known.

  • werner.nel.712 - 2013-03-31 13:28

    Death penalty....

      Rozy Taynton Gay - 2013-03-31 13:44

      There's a picture of these thugs on the front of the sunday times they are massive compared to the guy they beat and killed.I hope they get what's coming to them nasty bastards!!!!

      Squeegee Pilot - 2013-03-31 16:19

      Like I said.. it would take about a week for these guys to get caught... Idiots and thugs.

      NickvanGraan - 2013-04-01 14:06

      What a tough bunch, 5 against 1.

  • OhbiZz Chabata - 2013-03-31 13:29

    What does this article mean? What is it that has happened that makes police think the thugs will hand themselves in? Did they call the police to make reservations? Just go find them already

      Sharon Scott - 2013-03-31 13:51

      It means their lawyer may have contacted the police, or they did themselves, and told the police they will be reporting to the police station. Not that hard

      Rozy Taynton Gay - 2013-03-31 14:04

      That's fine Sharon but why do these guy get to spend one more day out and about after what they have done.They should have been arrested as soon as enough proof was provided they took a mans life he didn't get another day not right at all!

      OhbiZz Chabata - 2013-03-31 14:29

      hehehe Sharon that was rhetorical! Anyway, while we are at it, do lawyers hav the right to harbour known criminals

      Colin Taylor - 2013-03-31 14:51

      Dude, It's Easter Weekend... Do you really think the cops are going to put in the effort on a holiday when they put F all in on a normal day.

      Bunny_Chow - 2013-03-31 17:18

      Exactly - since when do you negotiate with the police when you will surrender? Someone high up is protecting these guys. Who and why?? I've got R1000 that says these thugs will not do a day of jail time. They are connected somehow.

      Derek Jones - 2013-04-01 09:04

      As a country if you don't have law and order you have nothing. Thats what that article means Ohbizz. Nearly no one believes there is law and order any more. Except for a few like you they all go back in the mellow zone. No WTF from everyone. They have seen it all a thousand times before. The cops are political. The law is political. And the ANC is the one to blame.

  • Lindiwe Skosana - 2013-03-31 13:32

    I can't even begin to imagine how South Africa must look like to people outside the continent

      OhbiZz Chabata - 2013-03-31 13:42

      to be honest people outside the continent dont really care. Just as people in RSA dont really care what has happened in a country farway, neither do they. Simple fact

      Mantsho Tlali - 2013-03-31 13:48

      SA looks bad, you just dont know it, a crime capital of the world.

      Rink Hals - 2013-04-01 13:17

      OhbiZz is mostly correct. SA is just one country, with relatively small problems compared to the rest of Africa and the world, and is barely featured unless it involves a foreign citizen.

  • Gerald Beer - 2013-03-31 13:41

    So if you accused of killing someone you make the decision as to when you will hand yourself in? Doesn't say much for our police force does it.

      Michael Willnecker - 2013-03-31 13:50

      Immediate arrest and spend the Easter Weekend in CR Swart - cold showers but plent of company. Can't wait to see photos of these tough guys. Yee Haaaaaaaa papa is waiting for you at Westville awaiting trial prisoner section. Big High 5's in the shower you idiots

      Mlungisi Botha - 2013-03-31 14:02

      The SAPS is probably short of vehicles as usual. The few cops who have licences are probably on leave - it being Easter. They probably took the vehicles with them. Of the vehicles which are available half probably don't work and the others have disappeared or were driven into ditches or up lampposts (these lamp posts have a habit of jumping in front of police bakkies driving along minding their own business). We should be reading that the police have gone out looking to arrest the perpetrators of this crime, not that these chaps are now ready to hand themselves over. These guys have probably gone, seen their lawyers, cooked up some self-defence story and too epsom salts or some laxatives to clean out their systems of whatever made them do it. It's an absolute disgrace to the SAP and to South Africa!

      Bunny_Chow - 2013-03-31 17:20

      Michael - photos blurred out on the front page of Sunday Tribune today. No names mentioned although I do know the names of 3 of them. No use posting here - it will just get removed. And the knuckle-draggers will hunt me down no doubt......

  • dale.johnson.CFC - 2013-03-31 13:48

    Rugby thugs !

      Koekies - 2013-04-01 08:57

      I wonder why did you receive so many thumbs down?? Is it because resulting to violence is what these dumps downs will do as well? Just like soccer thugs, low lives...

  • Lynette Knott Rudman - 2013-03-31 13:53

    They shouldn't allow alcohol to be sold at such events.

      Bunny_Chow - 2013-03-31 18:01

      What a stupid statement!! I have a few beers at rugby as do thousands of other supporters. We don't go beating people to death. Who says this had anything to do with alchohol? THese types leave home at night with the intention of beating someone up - it's just a question of who.

  • Colleen Erasmus - 2013-03-31 13:57

    Just shows the world how savage we really are, no decorum or any form of moral respect for others, Days if our lives in South Africa! I think they should ban international sports here until we can learn to behave and carry ourselves with respect and decorum!

  • Sarel van Deventer - 2013-03-31 13:57

    Bring back the death penalty

      Duffy Dack - 2013-03-31 14:34

      No! Its a minority

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  • Eric Fana Moloi - 2013-03-31 14:07

    Why other people take it personaly?sport is meant to unite not to create division,hang them

  • Heimirich van der Merwe - 2013-03-31 14:19

    I'm sure these are the same A _holes that beat a mate of mine two years ago just short of death karma mofu's

  • Sharon Scott - 2013-03-31 14:22

    Rozy - there is no point crapping on me. I just told OhbiZz what I think the article meant. I DID NOT say I approve or condone it in any way. Maybe the cops don't know who the people are - I DON'T KNOW. I am just an innocent by stander

      Rozy Taynton Gay - 2013-03-31 14:38

      Ps Sharon no need to get so sensitive or defensive.

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      Duffy Dack - 2013-03-31 14:31

      Ok then, did you report your incident? You Limpopo people just love to hate on Durban. I condemn any sort of violent conduct but how do you know if perpetrators are not outsiders like you,who come here for job?

  • Ernica Stanford - 2013-03-31 14:30

    These are not only thugs but cowardly thugs. Being in the marines, he was probably giving one or two of them a hell of a hiding and the friends stepped in because they couldn't take him on their own, one on one!

  • CaL - 2013-03-31 14:37

    BLAH BLAH BLAH Mr Sport Minister! I'm sick and tired of the lip service officials subscribe to.... "we are going to engage stadium mangement so these incidents don't happen again blah blah blah". Incidents such as this and other acts of thuggery are happening with increasing frequency. People just can't behave anymore! Anyone who's been to a post match party at Kings Park will experience the most appaling abuse of liquor and lack of common decency. A lot of the spectators have been boozing from 10 am in the morning already, and just stuff things up for any decent people who want to go and socialise after the match. And we all know that we can't rely on our wonderful police force to keep law and order as they do in Britain and the USA at such events!

  • George Pito - 2013-03-31 14:50

    I simply do not understand how 5 guys can beat another man. We love our rugby , we drink and we have fun, We differ many times but there is something wrong, such a cowardish act. I dont think it is alcohol it is something else. Iparents allow there sons to become this

  • Deon Aucamp - 2013-03-31 15:34

    I am a Blue Bulls supporter, but the best crowd behaviour and atmosphere I have ever experienced during and after a game was at Kings Park. This is an isolated incident and should be regarded as such.

  • Barry L. Ward - 2013-03-31 15:57

    Sori to say, it’s absolute CRAP … these ‘tough’ guys hide for a week, cover their tracks [evidence is either lost or destroyed] …. then the ‘SUITS’ get involved 'arrange' for them to ‘stay out’ for the weekend, further evidence lost – destroyed [put up drips etc flush their systems] and hell guess what they get to chase for the Easter Bunny. Guarantee you there is a ‘connection’ somewhere … cash is being thrown at the problem and will be sorted … not unlike the OP saga.

  • Jan De Villiers - 2013-03-31 16:21

    And another great reason why alchohol should not be sold in the stadium

      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-04-01 14:35

      Do you really think that gangs of bullies only behave that way because of a few beers? I really, really doubt it - they are bullies regardless.

  • gerhard.vermaak.71 - 2013-03-31 16:30

    I honestly feel that these guys should be treated like any other hardened CRIMiNAL and be arrested emmediately I don't think they deserve to be out in the street until their bail hearing. Why are they not being arrested?

  • Cecil James Currie - 2013-03-31 16:38

    For all those die hard critics of South Africa, and it only happens in South Africa, spare a moment for the New Zealand cricketer beaten up outside a bar in Christchurch.

      Will Oosthuizen - 2013-04-01 00:14

      Yes, so let us see how justice is served in these two cases. That will be interesting.

  • Ian Despy - 2013-03-31 16:40

    Hang the stupid thugs......its what they deserve

  • Jackie Dee - 2013-03-31 16:59

    Muscle heads are so dangerous because steroids blocks all rationale

  • deon.duplessis.144 - 2013-03-31 17:27

    What the hell is going on at the moment? Have we as South Africans gone mad all of a sudden? I hang my head in shame :(

  • Seabata Monethi - 2013-03-31 19:24

    Aren't those guys who killed the guy not close to zuma, I wonder. It must be the ploy of anc. Shame on u zuma

      Motlalepula Matshwe - 2013-03-31 19:44

      Im sure u wanted to say sabata u must be high fess up.....Heroine or Crack

  • S'hawu Ndumiso - 2013-03-31 19:39

    If only the Fedility security company can hire guys who are physical fit and can withstand barbarians who are in sterions then the CEO can say our guards showed to class performance than hiring a bunch of skinny guys who literaly look like matchsticksno offencethen everythng wil go wel.

  • Michael VAn Der Schyff - 2013-03-31 20:20

    I can't wait to see what happens to these clowns... sad part is I already know who the ones are through one of their ex girlfriends...

  • Michael VAn Der Schyff - 2013-03-31 20:20

    I can't wait to see what happens to these clowns... sad part is I already know who the ones are through one of their ex girlfriends...

  • Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-03-31 20:38

    how does the newspaper know that the five will hand themselves in?shoudnt these individuals be under lock and key already?

  • Donna Elms Cook - 2013-03-31 20:46

    Please explain how murderers get to choose when they hand themselves over????? Im sure this young man's family would have loved to have had him home for easter, but he's dead! Yet the murderers get to spend it with their families!!!!! DISGUSTING!!!!

  • Warren Mark - 2013-03-31 22:29

    What hand them selves in,they must be arrested ,they got no options,are they dictating when 2 get arrested

  • Eric Fana Moloi - 2013-03-31 22:32

    They will be acquited like Tatane killer cops

  • Will Oosthuizen - 2013-04-01 00:12

    They have already become the face of Sharks rugby, since the Union is just as guilty for not acting with sufficient force to prevent this tragedy from happening. What's the sense of Security guards if they cannot secure the safety of spectators against thugs?

  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-04-01 00:30

    If the police know who they are why wait for them to hand themseves over on Wednesday - arrest them immediately.

  • Donovan Hendricks - 2013-04-01 10:24

    Bangg@tte! They were too afraid to spend the long weekend in jail that's why they will give themselves up only on wednesday

  • Rendani Ramuageli - 2013-04-03 12:10

    This is sad.

  • Rendani Ramuageli - 2013-04-03 12:10

    This is sad.

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