Durban - Two more suspects have handed themselves in to police for the violence at Moses Mabhida stadium, and police are still searching for several more suspects.
This brings to nine the number of people arrested or who have come forward, for the pitch invasion and violence that marred the Nedbank Cup semi-final soccer match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars on April 21.
Nolwethu Cokotha, 29 and Zibongile Njona, 27, were charged with public violence.
KZN SAPS spokesman Brigadier Jay Naicker said: “Both suspects appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of public violence. They made a brief appearance and they were granted bail of R1 000 each, pending their next court appearance. They will join their seven other co-accused in court on May 25.”
Naicker said the men were co-operating with investigators and prosecutors.
“We are confident that the outstanding suspects will do the same. Warrants of arrest will be obtained for those who do not handed themselves over shortly,” he warned.
Naicker appealed to those injured in the stadium violence to contact the investigating team.
“At this stage we have their names, however we do not have their contact details. They are requested to contact Detective Captain Reddy on 082 458 5630 or Detective Warrant Officer Mlungwana on 082 662 7764,” he said.
Other accused include a truck driver, a taxi rank manager and a taxi owner.
During the incident, 18 people had to receive medical attention, and damage to the stadium is estimated at R2.6 million. This includes damage to the pitch, the goal posts, fencing, crowd management barriers, bins, water points, dinner plates, glasses, chairs and tables.