team’s dressing room as part of a plot “orchestrated” with a journalist to paint
World Cup security in a bad light.
Commissioner General Bheki Cele said British journalist Simon Wright, of the
Sunday Mirror, was arrested last night.
interviewed him after he wandered in the team’s dressing room, claiming to be
looking for a toilet.
stadium in Cape Town on June 18.
was orchestrated and involved the co-operation of a number of
security in a bad light and possibly to profit from the act,” he said.
flouting provisions of the Immigration Act.
The second charge relates to Wright
booking a luxury hotel for Joseph using false or incorrect particulars.
Fifa World Cup SA Special Measures Act.
police and he was banned from attending any more soccer matches.
After the incident, the
Sunday Mirror reported that when Joseph saw former England captain David Beckham
in the change rooms, he said he needed the toilet, then added: “David, we’ve
spent a lot of money getting here.
This is a disgrace. What are you going to do
about it’?” England had drawn 0-0 with Algeria.
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