A stampede at FNB Stadium left two people dead. Picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi/ANA Pictures

Johannesburg - Minister of Sport and Recreation Thulas Nxesi announced on Thursday that an Inter-Ministerial Committee will be established to investigate the #FNBstampede, where two people died ahead of the soccer match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium last Saturday.

The Carling Cup pre-season friendly between Chiefs and Pirates continued despite an incident at an entrance gate, which saw supporters force their way in after an apparent stand-off with security officials due to “fake” or illegal tickets for the match.

The match continued, with Chiefs beating Pirates 1-0.

Nxesi announced at a post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday in Pretoria that President Jacob Zuma has granted permission for the inquiry, and that the Department of Sport and Recreation have consulted with the Department of Justice to help appoint a retired judge to facilitate the Inter-Ministerial Committee.

The terms of reference and the members of the panel will be announced in due course.

Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung and Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza announced earlier this week that the PSL will also conduct an investigation, and that they will recuse themselves from the process, “because we might be accused of investigating ourselves”.

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