Stadium Management sues Power FM host for R1.5M

2017-10-03 21:26
Police have barricaded the area were two males have died during a stampede at the FNB Stadium. (Larato Sejake, News24)

Police have barricaded the area were two males have died during a stampede at the FNB Stadium. (Larato Sejake, News24)

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Johannesburg – Stadium Management South Africa has sued Power FM host Thabiso Mosia following his interview with CEO Jacques Grobbelaar.

SowetanLive reported On Monday that Grobbelaar filed papers at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

According to the Sowetan, Grobbelaar claimed he was defamed and portrayed as not caring about the two people who had died at the FNB Stadium during the Carling Black Label Cup between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in July. Grobbelaar is seeking R1.5m in damages.

Power FM Sports Editor Thabiso Tema told News24 on Tuesday that the lawsuit came as a surprise.

“He was clearly not happy [with] how the interview went. He subsequently phoned our producer and made all kinds of threats that he is going to shut down the station and sue us,” Tema said.

Tema said they interviewed several people in the past and many were unhappy, but that’s part of the game.

“It happens all the time, but this is the first time I came across someone suing because they are unhappy about how the interview went. I don’t understand some of the things he is accusing Mosia of,” Tema said.

He said the station was fully behind Mosia and that their lawyers were handling the matter.

Grobbelaar referred News24 to his lawyer Bertie Grobbelaar who could not be reached for comment.

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