A robbery at the Fifa headquarters in Johannesburg was confirmed by
national police commissioner General Bheki Cele.
Cele told a national press club briefing in Pretoria.
the incident, which led police to believe that the crime was perpetrated by
people familiar with the offices.
had been arrested, 207 of them South African, for tournament-related
Ethiopians topping the list at 11, followed by Algerians (nine), UK citizens
(eight), six people each from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, America and Pakistan, five
people from Argentina and four Slovakians.
majority of these cases could be attributed to negligence on the part of the
stadiums as 29 cases of unauthorised ticket scalping had been reported.
are South African and 19 are citizens of other countries,” he said.