Absa Premiership

PSL applauds court convictions

2013-06-11 16:02
Cambridge Mokanyane (Gallo)
Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League have applauded the convictions of the two men who invaded the Moses Mabhida Stadium pitch and attacked the referee during the clash between Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs in April.

According to the Football411 website, the two men stormed the field and assaulted match official Lwandile Mfiki, bringing furious reactions from the PSL and the South African footballing community.

The Durban Magistrate's Court have since passed their judgement on the pair, with Velaphi Mkhwanazi having been found guilty of invading the pitch and assaulting Mfiki, earning a R2 500 fine or 60 days in prison for common assault, as well as a R1 000 fine or 30 days behind bars for breaching the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act.

The second accused, Zenzele Zikhali was also found guilty of pitch invasion, having been sentenced to a R1 000 fine or 30 days and R2 000 or 60 days in prison for contravening the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act.

PSL Acting CEO Cambridge Mokanyane was glad to see a stern message sent out to the public, saying: "The message from these convictions is clear; we do not play lip service when individuals disrupt a football game with acts of hooliganism.

"This is a positive step towards the right direction. As the PSL, we welcome the news."

PSL general manager of safety and security Phillip Masimong added: "I would like to thank SAPS for their work in this matter.

"We are determined to root out all elements of hooliganism at our stadiums. We don't just talk, we also act to ensure that people are safe at our stadiums."

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