Cops deployed at Ellis Park

2010-06-15 18:25
Johannesburg - The police on Tuesday deployed about 1 000 members to take over security duties at the Ellis Park stadium after security guards went on strike.

Stallion Security guards downed tools at the stadium ahead of the SWC match between Brazil and North Korea, which is scheduled to start at 20:30.

The police have now taken over the security at four World Cup stadiums after strike action began in Durban on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Nonkululeko Mbatha said: “The police are now in charge of the security detail at stadiums in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg.”

About 700 stewards and security personnel contracted for the World Cup were striking outside the Ellis Park stadium just hours before kick-off.

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