Seven of the 9 found guilty of causing chaos at a Nedbank Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars in Durban in 2017 resulting in several injuries have come face to face with their victims and offered their apologies.
The perpetrators causes chaos after attacking security personnel as well as other spectators while destroying equipment belonging to several broadcast companies, causing damage amounting to a reported R2.6 million.
It was a day of reflection at the Moses Mabhida Stadium yesterday when victims came face tl face with their attackers. The victims accepted the apologies at a victim-offender mediation facilitated by the Correctional Services Department and the Premier Soccer League.
Sabelo Mazibuko, who was one of the victims, said he suffered permanent injuries to his back was quoted as saying, “That day completely changed how I live life. My health has improved a bit, but my body still hurts.”
One of the attackers, John Khumalo was adamant he had learnt his lesson following his behaviour, “I’m now one of those people who have a criminal record. I’m very sorry to South African football lovers and families.”