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Durban: Murder charge
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:45
There was an argument that arose between a group of individuals. We do not know what sparked the fight.
A murder docket has been opened following the Kings Park tradegy.
The spectator was involved in a fight on the outer fields after the match against the Rebels and consequently passed away.
The Durban Central police had opened a murder docket and sworn statements were being collected from witnesses, Lt-Col Vincent Mdungane said in a statement from the South African Police Service (SAPS) on Tuesday.
The Sharks also released a statement about the incident on Tuesday in which CEO Brian van Zyl clarified the details of the incident.
He said: "The Sharks are sad to advise that following the Sharks vs Rebels match, a fight occurred on the outerfields at approximately 22h00, which resulted in the death of one of our spectators.
"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.
"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".
The (SAPS) also confirmed in their statement that the victim was a citizen of the United Kingdom .
"There was an argument that arose between a group of individuals. We do not know what sparked the fight.
"A 28-year-old man was assaulted with clenched fists and booted feet. He succumbed [to the injuries]," Mdungane said .
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