Kaizer Chiefs supporter sentenced to 3 years for Nedbank Cup public violence

2019-03-29 20:18
Kaizer Chiefs fans attack a security guard at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. (Screen grab via SABC)

Kaizer Chiefs fans attack a security guard at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. (Screen grab via SABC)

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The Durban Regional Court has sentenced nine Kaizer Chiefs supporters for public violence committed at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

According to TimesLive, one of the men, Kwezilomo Madiba, was sentenced to three years in jail after he had been caught on camera assaulting a security guard.

The other eight received wholly suspended sentences.

On that day, unhappy Kaizer Chiefs fans invaded the pitch, assaulted a security guard and damaged broadcast equipment after Kaizer Chiefs lost to Free State Stars 2-0 in the Nedbank Cup semi-final on April 21, 2018.

About 18 people were injured in the chaos, and damage to the stadium was estimated to amount to around R2.6m, News24 reported at the time.

The entire incident was captured live on camera.

READ: 11 arrested for Moses Mabhida pitch invasion appear in court

The pitch invaders were sentenced on Thursday.

Siphosenkosi Knowledge Memela, John Sibongiseni Khumalo, Cebolendoda Hadebe, Douglas Mhlaliseni Mkhize, Nolwethu Cokotha, Zibongile Njova, Sihle Duncan Zungu and Dennis Thusi, were sentenced to three years in jail, wholly suspended for five years on condition that they are not convicted again during that time.

Madiba has a previous conviction for public violence dating back to 2013, when he was ordered to pay a fine or face four months in prison.

Aside from Madiba, the men were also sentenced to 12 months of correctional supervision, which includes house arrest and 16 hours of community service a month. They were also ordered to attend anger management programmes, IOL reported.

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