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Kaizer Chiefs plead guilty for Moses Mabhida Stadium fan-violence

19:50 GMT+3 10/05/2018
Moses Mabhida Stadium, April 2018
The Soweto giants appeared before the PSL disciplinary committee on Wednesday, and reports suggest that they have pleaded guilty

Following violent scenes at the Moses Mabhida Stadium last month, Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly pleaded guilty to the charges that emanated from the riots.

Amakhosi faithful invaded the pitch following their 2-0 loss to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals, and damaged property belonging to the stadium and some fans set fire on the stands.

Moreover, the angry fans assaulted security guards, damaged TV equipment belonging to SuperSport and the SABC.

Just days after the violence, the Premier Soccer League hauled the Soweto giants before the disciplinary hearing as they faced a number of charges.

TimesLive reports that judgement has been reserved in the matter.

Although it is believed that judgement in a case of this magnitude might take some time to arrive at, Amakhosi may face a hefty fine and possibly play some of their games behind closed doors just like Orlando Pirates.

Resulting from the loss, former Bafana Bafana skipper Steve Komphela announced his decision to step down from his role and his assistant Patrick Mabedi and Arthur Zwane have been roped in to steer the ship until the end of the season.

Just weeks prior to the Mabhida violence, Chiefs were fined R250 000 but R200, 000 was suspended for a period of 24 months.

Because the incident at the Moses Mabhida Stadium was a Nedbank Cup fixture‚ Timeslive has it that security was the responsibilty for the league’s governing body and not for the club.

Meanwhile, the South African Police Services made arrests and three men, Khwezilomo Madiba, Siphosenkosi Memela and John Khumalo appreared at the Durban Magistrates Court last week and were released on bail. 

The three suspects appeared before the Durban Magistrates Court for their involvement in the ugly scenesin Durban.