Dutch 'ambush' case postponed

Johannesburg - The case against the two Dutch women accused of ambush marketing at the Soccer World Cup was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

They would return to the court on June 22 to enter a plea, and to be tried.

The women made international headlines with 34 others when they suddenly stripped down to orange mini dresses at the game between Denmark and the Netherlands on Monday.

FIFA officials took umbrage to this, saying it was not a spontaneous gesture, but a marketing campaign by Dutch brewer Bavaria, who had not paid huge amounts to advertise at the games.

On Wednesday one of the women wore a light blue hoodie under a light blue leather jacket and the second wore a dark blue hoodie and a dark blue leather jacket. They were arrested in Roodepoort shortly before 09:00.

Police spokesperson Colonel Vish Naidoo, when asked why only the two women were arrested said: "I can't answer that question. I will try and find out."

Dutch newspaper Die Telegraaf reported earlier on Wednesday in its online edition that authorities in that country were trying to make contact with South African police to get answers on the matter.

Naidoo could not say whether they had done so, and referred queries to the Dutch embassy.

"It's their prerogative so say whether they have been in contact (with SA police) or not."
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