News24

Fan recounts brutal attack

2013-03-27 18:23

Cape Town - A Durban businessman has described the attack on the rugby fan who was killed outside Kings Park on Saturday as "brutal".

Twenty-nine-year-old UK rugby fan Brett Williams died outside the stadium following the Super Rugby match between the Sharks and the Rebels. He was reportedly attacked and killed by a group of fans.

The witness, who did not want to be named, told the Daily News website that he and several other rugby fans could do nothing but watch as Williams, a Royal Marine who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was beaten to death.

“The main aggressor was a hulk of a man and his friends all looked like they were on steroids. Despite trying to stop them, we could not and they just pushed us away. Even the five security guards who were there could do nothing. These guys were highly aggressive.”

The businessman said he had seen Williams and the men argue earlier.

“I don’t know what was said, but the main instigator asked (Williams) what he had said, to which he replied, ‘nothing’. Brett moved away from them to where a lady was selling "koeksisters" and waited there, when all of a sudden these guys had surrounded him,” he said. “Brett defended himself by throwing the first punch but the big guy overpowered him easily and got him to the ground and began strangling him.”

He said Williams then passed out.

“A short while later Brett came to and began to get up and that is when the entire pack attacked him, kicking him and punching him. One of the men even wanted to get a brick to hit him further when the crowd stopped him. They were ruthless.

“I have never in my whole life witnessed such brutality. They were like a pack of wild dogs. There is no better way to describe them.

“When I left, the paramedics had arrived and had put a drip on him and were trying to revive him. When I found out he died my stomach turned,” he said.

Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl said via a statement released to the media the fight occurred on the outer fields at about 22:00.

“We have conducted our own internal investigation and are satisfied that our contracted service providers, Fidelity Security and ER24, had done everything possible to assist in stopping the fight on the night,” he said in a statement.

“We pride ourselves on providing a world-class display in a safe and secure environment. The safety of our patrons is of paramount importance.

“This is a senseless isolated incident and the stadium will ensure that we do everything possible to avoid incidents like this occurring in the future.”

Van Zyl said the matter was being investigated by the South African Police Service and the union would assist them wherever possible in their investigation.

Sport24

Comments
  • DeWet Heima Slabbert - 2013-03-27 18:31

    one of those gym fanatics thats biceps are bigger than their brain...bru

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-03-27 19:17

      Brain dead brutes. Do they think they will get away with this. Someone took photos of that you can be sure. Once they catch one he will rat out the rest of the scum. Watch this space... I say one week and we will know who these guys are.

      skiapas - 2013-03-27 19:51

      ....unfortunately rugby nowdays have become a very "thuggish" sport, and it seems to attract a similar type of spectator....

      Om Nom Nom - 2013-03-27 20:32

      Just what we need right now, another crazy violent incident that lead to the death of a foreigner. One f'ed up story after the next out of good ol' South Africa.

      sounesc - 2013-03-27 23:36

      Rubbish Ruan, howv dare you judge everyone that way.

      Caleb - 2013-03-28 05:34

      Ruan, i disagree. Rugby is less of a thuggish sport than it ever has been. Virtually any act of thuggery gets a pretty harsh penalty by judiciaries. You cant blame the acts of mongrel dogs on rugby.

      Francois Conradie - 2013-03-28 06:13

      With big biceps they will be able to defend themselves in prison for a lot of years

      Marco Hudson - 2013-03-28 17:08

      Give a dumb F..k with low self esteem some muscles and this is what can happen. How on earth can u hit and kick someone who's already down and out!?????? Sick.

      Marco Hudson - 2013-03-28 17:13

      @ruan....Ruan u and that killer thug is exactly the same.....u cant think straight. One trackmind. To even think that all rugby fans or players are thugs just proofs my point. No integrity at all.

  • Chikomborero Dumba - 2013-03-27 18:32

    Everything they can? You gotta be kidding me. Didnt they have firearms? Private defence allows them to discharge those firearms if the threat to the life of another person is imminent. How much more imminent can it get than is described here? That life did not deserve to be lost, it didnt.

      Ndumiso Mabaso - 2013-03-27 19:07

      I fully agree Dumba, the security could have intervened by any means necessary but bare in mind that the current security guys are very tinny and short compared to the steroids pumping gigantic fans who can turn them into pulp in no time. That is a fact

      Sihle Zondie - 2013-03-27 19:08

      Dude,they carry torches.The most they could've done was temporarily blind the idiots

      Louis - 2013-03-27 19:14

      @Ndumiso...I have often thought about that same fact and questioned it...what is that tiny little guy going to do if a few big okes start trouble...its a little like appointing a lifesaver who cannot swim

      Sarah - 2013-03-27 19:28

      Shouldn't they at least have a tazer?

      Lukas Vdh - 2013-03-27 20:47

      @ Thomas. Yes, most of them stand out like sore thumbs. Do you? No need to respond

      Percy Ferrao - 2013-03-27 21:06

      @Thomas you must be a moron! A fight is one against one... These were animals and cowards! There is never a need to kill anyone... if you get into a fight at least have some self control... one on one and when the guy is on the ground the fight is over shake hands and get over it. Life in prison for these animals! Hope they get the treatment they deserve in the prison showers!

      Billy Bunter - 2013-03-27 22:08

      @Dumba - security guards at a sporting venue generally attended by family groups would not be expecting to come across a group of thugs murdering another person. @Thomas - it's called a pre-emptive strike and is quite an acceptable self-defence tactic. You don't have to wait until you are beaten to a pulp to throw the first punch.

  • Raymond Huxley - 2013-03-27 18:33

    Typical choking sharks supporters!

      julian.laing.3 - 2013-03-27 19:05

      Idiot!!! what a f@#$#%$#%ing dumb comment

      Denése Frances Newby - 2013-03-27 20:18

      Not at all! They were clearly on drugs. That could be the same anywhere in this country where there are druggies.

      Vaatjie van der Watt - 2013-03-28 05:19

      What a prick

      Andrew Selous - 2013-03-28 09:00

      @thomas,if they were sober then worse for them if caught,no mitigation if found guilty.

  • Cloud Chaser - 2013-03-27 18:37

    This is really upsetting to read...whether at a game or any other place...the brutality in which this man died, is absolutely unacceptable. My folks have a long history with Kings Park and they always speak of the crowd with high regard. Rest in peace, Brett.

      TravieGrif - 2013-03-27 18:42

      Cloud I was there on Saturday, as I am am most Sharks games, and I have never witnessed anything like this. I did not witness this incident thankfully, and truly hope that these pigs are brought to book.

      Cloud Chaser - 2013-03-27 18:50

      @Trav...thank you for your comment. Not that we know the finer details of what happened, it becomes even more chilling. Five men against one...and even wanting to use a brick. I sincerely hope you and your family will not have to be witnesses of such tragic events. I was at Kings Park many years ago and remember the well-mannered people and spirit that was at the order of the day.

      René Muller - 2013-03-27 18:58

      I think the world has gone mad! This is just HORRIBLE, so bloody barbaric! I also just read another article where a 35 year old man punched and killed a 19 year old boy at a fuel station in Middelburg - WTH???

      Cloud Chaser - 2013-03-27 19:18

      @Rene...a world which is fast losing its moral ground...

      Trav Griffie - 2013-03-28 21:15

      Thomas, what bridge needs to be built, mate? Would that be the bridge to get over the senseless killing of a young man at a place where people gather to enjoy sport? I know that you love to put stupid comments on this forum, and that is your prerogative, but when it comes to an incident like this, it is best to keep your childish remarks to yourself. This is not a joke, nor is it to be taken lightly. Violent crime is something that we in SA live with every day, but we cannot start turning a blind eye or making light of the death of any human. That is not appropriate, and you need to hold your stupid comments for appropriate articles and get some common human decency, if possible.

  • Wayne Schaefer - 2013-03-27 18:37

    No Rugby at the Shark Tank for the rest of the season!!!!!

      Nikki-Jeremy Thompson - 2013-03-27 19:15

      Agree. Sort out your mess sharks rugby

      Nadine de Villiers - 2013-03-28 07:08

      can see you are an idiot... of course you want that because your team will lose!!!

      terry.burne - 2013-03-28 10:37

      Twat!

      Zapdelatista Rocha - 2013-03-29 05:27

      These rugby games seems to attract extremists. I had the misforyune of attending a game at KingsPark and never again. I hold myself to a much higher standard , these Pigs will never learn to share a F**king thing.

  • Gregory Tarboton - 2013-03-27 18:39

    Barbaric motherless idiots. And as for Brian van Rooyen saying a world class display etc then where is the world class security? Pathetic!

      Louis Langenhoven - 2013-03-27 18:44

      what is worrying is the other day in PE there was also a fight and a videoclip of it was shown on internet. It was long drawn out altercation between different individuals carrying on and on and up to the end no security personnel were to be seen...

      Gregory Tarboton - 2013-03-27 18:49

      So Louis are you saying there is a group of sharks supporters then going around deliberately stirring up trouble like this?

      Louis - 2013-03-27 18:58

      Greg...I always tell my boy...when someone says something try to find the simplest and most straightforward interpretation of the persons words and add as little as possible of your own theories. I was saying there was a fight, I was saying it took along time to sort itself out, I was saying there was no security to be seen,,, which part of those statements get you to the conspiracy theory of Shark supporters travelling around creating mayhem? Maybe you are just yanking my chain or trying to stir up trouble...to use your words?

      Gregory Tarboton - 2013-03-27 19:36

      Louis I took the most straight forward and simplest leap of logic from your statement about the PE incident, and couldn't find the connection as it were to the kings park incident except for the sharks being involved in both games beforehand. I guess I must have missed the point of your original statement then. Please clarify for me.

      George Smith - 2013-03-27 19:43

      They were in the 'CAR' being nailed !!!!!

      Louis - 2013-03-27 19:51

      you said: then where is the world class security? Pathetic! I said: no security personnel were to be seen... We seem to lack capable security at these events and now someone was killed and will security improve or is no-one even noticing. Or like someone said above they appoint stick figure guys who cannot protect themselves from their own shadows nevermind anyone else from the incredible hulk... Btw I gave you a thumbs up before I wrote it

      Gregory Tarboton - 2013-03-27 19:55

      Thanks louis for the clarification. I see someone else also spoke about the security guards. And yes they are there for show aren't they? How many have done any basic self defence courses? Other thing is can't they bring in the police to the stadium to police it after a game?

      Louis - 2013-03-27 20:11

      I believe the police are normally around keeping an eye on the proceedings (more-so outside the stadium). Guess on the night no ones crime-intelligence pointed them to the "koeksister tannie" as a main point for public violence...

      Gregory Tarboton - 2013-03-27 20:14

      Well Tommy that's the point isn't it? Why have security guards there who have no self defence training? They are not equipped to deal with any aggressive people are they? Hence it is useless having them there and a waste of time and money.

  • Kaya Dada - 2013-03-27 18:40

    Thats boer mense for u. And u think black people are violent.

      Wikus Erasmus - 2013-03-27 18:48

      What the hell!?! Where was race mentioned?

      Winston En Ria Worthington - 2013-03-27 18:49

      Yes they are!!! Proof?.. Check out the sports events, service delivery protests, strikes, ad nauseam...

      Cronje Scholtz - 2013-03-27 19:08

      Yes, blame it on white afrikaaners, like everything else, you dumb stupid racist knob

      Metja Ledwaba - 2013-03-27 19:26

      @kaya I totally agree with you on this one.

      Nicolette Breedt - 2013-03-27 19:27

      Just once I would like to read comments and not see a stupid racist remark.....

      Wickus Deysel - 2013-03-27 19:56

      @Nikki-Jeremy: now that's not a very Christian like comment to make.

      Maria Roth - 2013-03-27 20:11

      Yes you know who did it do you? Did a sangoma tell you all the gritty details? What a fool to play the race card. But that is what we expect from idiots. Go back to sleep you racist nincompoop.

      Rendani Maliage - 2013-03-27 22:03

      Yeah true big burly small weenie mense

      Fther Christmas - 2013-03-27 22:43

      Seeing as you proclaim all whites as being violent can I, based on your stupid comment, proclaim all blacks as stupid then?

      osiris.fox - 2013-03-28 01:31

      Black people aren't physically violent, they're too small for starters, but they just don't care if they kill people and thus shoot you for ten rand.

      Francois Conradie - 2013-03-28 06:18

      You wanna go race, one report about whites killing against 15 reports about blacks murdering and raping!

      Nadine de Villiers - 2013-03-28 07:10

      Kaya - go back to your Kaya!!

      Jaco Goosen - 2013-03-28 08:28

      O gonna Kaya boer mense ? ek lag lekker ................. Black people ? White people ? a man was killed !!! and you think retarded racist comments are applicable ? man........ you need some education !!

  • Sige Gorabeb - 2013-03-27 18:42

    Having dodged the bullets on the killing fields of Irag and Afghanistan, that even his killers would chicken out, ultimately a pack of hounds savage him. Hope you rot in jail and eventually hell.

      Francois Conradie - 2013-03-28 06:35

      Thomas Tardiskus do you know what "figure of speech" means?

      Sonny Jacobs - 2013-03-28 07:00

      @Thomas but they hunted him like a wolf pack! Outnumbered? Hello! School in Argentina does,go further than Grade 4 and woodwork main subject?

  • Winston En Ria Worthington - 2013-03-27 18:45

    Cowardice on Van Zyl's part!!!

  • Warren Mark - 2013-03-27 18:48

    Lock those bastards up

  • Sthembiso Jali - 2013-03-27 18:50

    that is why i hate rugby, the sport is brutal enough

      Skhona Skratchy-l Luswazi - 2013-03-27 19:01

      Soccer has more hooligans my freind get your story right

      Christopher Grant Rogers - 2013-03-27 19:06

      The sport is not to blame, its the people. There are violent fans in rugby, soccer, cricket, all kinds of sports. And believe it or not if you look at rugby history, its not that brutal.

      Louis - 2013-03-27 19:38

      I believe if a statistical analysis was to be made about which of football and rugby fans are more troublesome the footie guys will win hands down...no pun intended

      she.is.here.777 - 2013-03-27 21:43

      Jys 'n pan kop.

  • Winston En Ria Worthington - 2013-03-27 18:55

    Typical tactics of rabid, slavering, hyenas. Born green, turn yellow, hang around in bunches, discolour, turn black, shrivel, dry-up, drop off, a gust of wind blows them away into OBLIVION.

      Louis - 2013-03-27 19:39

      I think maybe it was Ria speaking?

  • Robert Frankol - 2013-03-27 18:58

    My 9mm would have taken care of these meat heads...

  • Mark - 2013-03-27 18:58

    Thomas Tardiskus....you are a complete knob! The guy died.....and the stand alone guy intimidated the group of pumped up dutchman so much that they killed him. You living in a dream world brew. Much more common for a group of huge aholes looking to prove just how strong they are by sorting out an easy target. Disgusted and ashamed that this happened in the Tank

      Maria Roth - 2013-03-27 20:22

      Another one, let's wait and see if they were "Dutchmen" I have been accosted by pumped up roid rage English speaking people. I have never been accosted by a so called Dutchman not aggressively at any rate so why don't we wait and see before we start calling people names. This was in Natal after all and it seems they were Shark fans so who know who they are? However what they did was disgusting no matter which group they belong to and I hope they are caught and prosecuted.

      Bootman Antibok - 2013-03-28 00:26

      Mark as much as your "dutchman" comment tickles me pink, it didnt happen "in the tank". It took place outside, in what was essentially a car park, THREE hours after the game had ended. I wish people would go get drunk at home after the game.

      Zapdelatista Rocha - 2013-03-29 05:32

      Some of these Boers will never change...

  • Given Von Baloyi - 2013-03-27 18:59

    The reason I've stopped going to Loftus & Vry Staat is for the same reason as I have been abused by drunk fans. I though kings park fans were descent.

  • Leon Young - 2013-03-27 19:00

    Brian van zyl should resign and the murderers should be executed what a sad day for natal rugby

  • Christopher Grant Rogers - 2013-03-27 19:00

    This is a horrible incident. I hope these guys rot in jail. Life ban from stadiums would also be good. The fact that it involves a foreigner makes it worse. I feel for this guys family. As for the sharks rugby union, as in football you should be heavily fined for useless security measures.

      Bootman Antibok - 2013-03-28 00:29

      Why would the union have to provide security 3 hours after the end of the match? If you and your chick go watch a movie, would Ster Kinekor have to make sure you get home safely?

  • Deepchund Ramchurren - 2013-03-27 19:05

    How convenient, the incident happened on the outer field. Fidelity did everything, yes, watching is also doing everything. Where was the pepper sprays for the those thugs.

      she.is.here.777 - 2013-03-27 21:44

      They should spray you chop!

      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-03-29 09:15

      They are security guards, not bouncers. It is not their job to break up drunken fights between roid ragers. You are missing the point here, stop trying to spread the blame.

  • Brenda Spires - 2013-03-27 19:06

    Those cowardly bastards must get beaten to a pulp.

  • Musawashe Moyo - 2013-03-27 19:11

    Gorillaz @ war.

  • Maluxion Nketle - 2013-03-27 19:12

    Rugby is violent sport supported by violent savage people,remember there were lot of incidents against black people who attended rugby mtches.Rugby fans are intolerent bunch of idiots and racists supporting a stupid sport.

      Cronje Scholtz - 2013-03-27 19:14

      This comment only shows you ignorance and stupidity. Go comment on something you actually know something about. You are the racist here. Dumb idiot

      S'hawu Ndumiso - 2013-03-27 19:24

      I can only say to you that what you are saying is absolutely inane and out of question.If you could look up the word murder or death in the dictionary it completely has nothng to do with this beautiful game of rugby

      Nick Holmes - 2013-03-27 19:58

      Your FB profile speaks volumes about your character.

      akaRags - 2013-03-27 20:00

      And how about soccer violence? Happens in Europe AND Africa but maybe you think soccer supporters are sqeaky clean boy scouts?! Take off your rose tinted glasses and that chip off your shoulder. There always HAS to be some thick mug that wil ALWAYS find a way to bring race into EVERYTHING - THUGS will always be thugs regardless of what sport they support and what race they are..........

      Fther Christmas - 2013-03-27 22:51

      @Maluxion So far your thumbs up are matching your IQ

      Fanie EssGee - 2013-03-28 05:54

      I could call you dumb, but that would be an insult to other learner challenged people out there, so instead i will say you are an idiot and completely stupid, there is no medication for what you have, other than you seriously considering the option of keeping your breath in until it is no longer needed, and they walk amongst us!!!!!!!!!

      Maluxion Nketle - 2013-03-28 08:10

      People are angry here but I'm telling the truth,rugby fans are intolerant of others who are non whites and afrikaners.Other sport are not like that.if you can remember some few years back there was this lady who was assaulted at the Ellispark stadium during a rugby match and nothing was done about it and this Roux guy who killed a policeman.if this thing had happen in a soccer match you Afrikaners here would have a field day spewing bile against soccer and how diorganised and violent it is but when it happens to rugby you pretend as if there is nothing to worry only jstice must take place,you moegoes!

      Jaco Goosen - 2013-03-28 08:34

      A stupid comment by a stupid person

  • aldrich.fritz - 2013-03-27 19:12

    May the young man Rest in Peace and I hope these cowards go to jail for a long time - Pappa wag vir julle

      Andrew Selous - 2013-03-28 09:19

      believe it,westville is no joke, these okes will cry for their mothers come nightime.when they inside it wont be about size but the number and there are a lot (criminals)to contend with.

  • Mark - 2013-03-27 19:12

    Thomas Tardiskus....you are a complete knob! The guy died.....and the stand alone guy intimidated the group of pumped up dutchman so much that they killed him. You living in a dream world brew. Much more common for a group of huge aholes looking to prove just how strong they are by sorting out an easy target. Disgusted and ashamed that this happened in the Tank

      Gerhardus Windpomp - 2013-03-27 22:00

      how do you know that it was dutchmen? no one even speaks afrikaans in kzn.

      pj.andreas.1 - 2013-03-28 22:53

      Who's to say these 'pumped up Dutchmen' were not simply humiliated rebels fans from Australia? Aussies can be a nasty bunch especially when on holiday

  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-03-27 19:14

    How disgusting and obscene!! Nothing else left to say.

  • Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-03-27 19:14

    they need the Death penalty

  • Mark - 2013-03-27 19:16

    Sad thing is that if you took out some of these aggressors you would be facing a murder or manslaughter charge now. Hope the cops do their jobs and catch these brain donors and then they can take out all there agression on fellow inmates.....see how that works out for them

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2013-03-27 19:16

    We have a country of angry people. Beware of the angry Afrikaaner.

      Gerhardus Windpomp - 2013-03-27 21:51

      happend in kzn. only souties and indian okes there.

      Gerhardus Windpomp - 2013-03-27 22:11

      happend in kzn. only souties and indian okes there.

  • Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-03-27 19:17

    monsters i hope they have everlasting nightmare their dirty ugly faces should be shown to the whole country

  • Mark - 2013-03-27 19:19

    Pepper spray goes nicely with a good old shambuck. Surely 5 security guards with pepper spray and shambucks could have dished it to these hemroids

  • Lebza Dikgetsi - 2013-03-27 19:20

    The news24 racist are going to blame this on the ANC as usual

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-03-27 19:28

      Yawn... Stupidity has no bounds!

      akaRags - 2013-03-27 20:06

      The ONLY fault this incident belongs to is the brutal thugs who killed this man.......At the end of the day, no matter what history or gvt a country has, individuals are responisble for the choices they make.

      she.is.here.777 - 2013-03-27 21:46

      and fingered in the patty pipe!

      Francois Conradie - 2013-03-28 06:24

      Oh one of those who will never find wrong with their party. Well said Jimmy NZ.

  • Mokhethi Pule - 2013-03-27 19:24

    Gruesome!!!!

  • Robert Clive Warriner - 2013-03-27 19:27

    No consequences ... unlikely to be caught. So sad. Watching the game live is no longer safe... SAPS need to be present... not just security guards.

      Sans Blom - 2013-03-27 21:03

      SAPS are worse haven't you seen what they up to lately? If SAPs was what they used be I would say yes they need to be present.. But nowadays they abuse their power and take the law into their own hands.

  • Jimmy NZ - 2013-03-27 19:28

    Welcome to South Africa and have a nice day!

  • Nikita Rouillon - 2013-03-27 19:29

    I hope that the main instigator of this attack, is arrested and brutally attacked in jail! This is disgusting, you are disgusting, your family should be ashamed to have brought up such a loser! Every night before you lay your head to sleep, I hope you realise that you have taken a life, a son to parents, a good man - when you yourself are lower than scum and deserve nothing but to rot in jail!!!! Bring back the death penalty!!!! RIP Brett Williams.

  • David Arundel - 2013-03-27 19:32

    Brian van Zyl says they provide a "safe and secure environment" yet the death of this guy surely proves otherwise?

  • Sarah - 2013-03-27 19:34

    What is the point of security when they can't break up a fight?

      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-03-29 09:22

      They are security guards, not bouncers

  • James Kuger - 2013-03-27 19:38

    Absolute cowards. One thing is to get into an argument but to gang up and beat up one guy that is much smaller than you while he are defending himself while laying on the ground is just pathetic and shows how really manly these guys are. They cant fight one on one so they pick on the smaller guy. I wish some of the players were there to spear tackle these guys.

  • Joshua Sematla - 2013-03-27 19:41

    Its ANC's fault, these guys were frustrated because they couldn't find a job coz of racist policies like AA and BEE, so they took out their frustrations on the poor Brit. damnn u zuma and your commie friends. I can't wait to leave for Australia..this country has gone to the dogs

      Tshishonga Mudau - 2013-03-27 19:45

      Are you for real?

      Roy Chambal - 2013-03-27 19:51

      Sematla are u really sematla!! so yo going to Australia will mean u dnt care about wht happens in your country??? u going to Australia to better yo life or to run away from Zuma??? wht u kno about Australia???? moemish

      akaRags - 2013-03-27 20:12

      @Joshua you really are a prize TWIT. So you reckon that's what they should say if they get caught - "Ya, a group of us beat up on ONE man and killed him so it's the ANC's fault." I may not be the ANC's biggest fan, but a comment like yours is totally brain dead.

      Rendani Maliage - 2013-03-27 21:56

      This guy is stupid

      Mandilakhe Biza Buzani - 2013-03-28 00:54

      lol why u still here than, benefiting frm the tax payers money? You and your phony name!

  • Elizabeth Bothma - 2013-03-27 19:42

    I can only laugh at a couple of these comments 'Pumped up Dutchmen' and 'beware the angry Afrikaaner'. Really, does it always have to be about race, colour, language? Can we not for once give condolences and comment decently on a very tragic, horrible occurrence. Always have to point finger and get nasty.

  • Larry Lachman - 2013-03-27 19:42

    I have witnessed this before a few times at Kings park. Burly youngsters get drunk in the stadium and then get into fights on the field. We were braaing as a family and a croud of fifty youngsters having a free for all rolled through our area with no regard for my wife and five year old daughter. There must be a strong police presence with crowds. It is not for security and paramedics to break up fights in post sport matches. They are not trained for this. The Sharks Rugby Union make money from booze sales on their premises. They are having cocktails in their box while people are being killed on the afterparty fields. the Union is responsible.

  • Tshishonga Mudau - 2013-03-27 19:43

    I'm a huge rugby fan and used to enjoy going to the stadium until i was racially abused more then once by drunk idiots at Loftus,.actually shocked that it happened at the tank,may his soul RIP

      Joshua Sematla - 2013-03-27 20:12

      Going to a rugby match surrounded by many 'steroid-up' afrikaaners is just suicidal

      Andrew Selous - 2013-03-28 09:23

      thomas you sound like the perp.

  • Wickus Deysel - 2013-03-27 19:43

    What a disgrace!! My condolences to the victim's family.

      Fther Christmas - 2013-03-27 22:55

      And..

  • Bonga Mbambo - 2013-03-27 19:48

    Rugby has arrogant people. Recently a rugby player killed a police and payed R700000 n got away wt it another rugby player killed people wt n axe! It appears that rugby has many lunatics who has a distorted view about human life.

      Bonga Mbambo - 2013-03-27 20:19

      Rugby people r arrogant you can't even go to the same pub wt rubgy fans if u r black!!!

      Kurt Fredericks - 2013-03-27 21:32

      Thomas how the weather in Perth.

      Fther Christmas - 2013-03-27 22:56

      Said the man with a clearly distorted view of rugby players.... Nice Bonga. Idiot.

  • vusi.siba.5 - 2013-03-27 19:50

    thts why it is safe not to anywhr near a rugby stadium whn you are a non afrikaaner or black cos ths rednecks are sick to their brains.......and to the family alwehlanga lungehlanga may his soul rest peace!

      Gareth Wilbur Strydom - 2013-03-27 20:38

      thomas wat gan gan maat j beskerm darem dai doiers

      Michael Wilson - 2013-03-27 21:51

      Tom's right, what's up with all the afrikaner bashing?

  • Tobias Viljoen - 2013-03-27 19:53

    The size of a person does not allways determine the outcome in these situations. Are the security people correctly trained, they can easily handle this kind of situation without using firearms but instead by only using marshall arts techniques or be masters of the Russian marshall art used by Spetsnac called "Systema" (Google it). I have a friend, 5 ft.89 ins. and only 75 kg. but he masters 5 marshall arts (multiple dans) and he would easily have taken on these bullies.

      Bootman Antibok - 2013-03-28 00:59

      Tobias WTF are you on about fella? Who the f&%k would want to master something called "Spetsnac" That the sound I make when I get that chilli flavoured Doritos stuck in my throat and I try to wash it down with Whiskey. Maybe you and your midget friend should go play with your ninja swords and stop talking rubbish on rugby forums.

  • Dennis Dyason - 2013-03-27 19:56

    An absolute disgrace! The probable biggest disgrace would be the useless security firm, 5 of them standing there, could do nothing! What a shame! Sis on you SA rugby!! You have investigated and you have done your best!!!??? More so for the very strong rubbish barbarians, they will get caught, and I hope they rot in jail, there's no place in society for steroid blown up trash idiots, with no backbone, what a pity I was not there! I would have done my duty for our country by shooting each one of them, not dead, but to make them suffer for the rest of their lives! I hope they get caught, and then....get life!

      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-03-29 09:27

      You don't seem to understand the duties of the security firm. They are not employed or trained to be bouncers.

  • Christopher Grant Rogers - 2013-03-27 20:04

    I just love how so many people are making this a race issue. Where was race mentioned in this story? Get over yourselfs you stupid bastards!!!!

  • Andrew Michael Grant - 2013-03-27 20:06

    What I don't get is why these knuckle-draggers have not yet been arrested? If so many people saw the incident, why is no-one behind bars? Maybe these roid-freaks are 'connected' and therefore above the law?

      Stewart Croucamp - 2013-03-27 20:13

      If anyone doubts that there is an underground operation brewing in this country, then think again.

      Bunny_Chow - 2013-03-27 21:12

      Stewart - I think you are correct. Read the book on the Brett Kebble murder - lot's of connected hit men that are in with the cops and literally get away with murder.

  • Michael Savage - 2013-03-27 20:08

    Give it a rest Thomas, no-one is amused by you.

      Michael Wilson - 2013-03-27 21:56

      Tom's a bit of a smartarse perhaps but I do (sometimes) get what he is trying to do. Venting is fun but it can all get a bit incoherent, and sometimes people Do need to think a bit more.

      Michael Wilson - 2013-03-27 22:01

      And by smartarse I meant the persona, as opposed maybe to the person, although how would i know really.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2013-03-27 20:10

    A government that is unable to control crime in the country results in a lot of angry people looking for an outlet for their emotions.

      Kurt Fredericks - 2013-03-27 21:19

      stewart i'm shocked at your comment. That statement puts everyones crimanal acts at the feet of the goverment. So y dont we all just go crazy and blame the GOV.

      Rendani Maliage - 2013-03-27 21:51

      We choose who and what we want to be,don't justify their actions by blaming the goverment,zuma had nothing to do with what these stupid aholes did

      Wishfull Abraham - 2013-03-27 22:11

      WTF are you drunk or on steroids,ok lets blame the government for all the fyts and brawls in the nightclubs,ur asswipe the sharks management are The ppl who u should be targeting,they are incharged of the safety,not zuma Nor the government,retard