MEDIA STATEMENT

SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

DATE: 22 November 2018

Security Measures: Telkom Knockout Semifinal at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Police and other security agencies will be on high alert in the days running up to and during the Telkom Knockout Semi-final between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on Saturday, 24 November at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Planning between the SAPS, Security Clusters and the PSL has been on-going for weeks. 

A pro-active approach, which has already resulted in the successful arrests of four people, has been adopted for this event. SAPS officers and personnel are on the ground around Durban and surrounding areas to tackle the problem of fake tickets and resale of match tickets. SAPS will continue with a zero-tolerance approach to fake tickets and resale of tickets. The match will kick-off at 15h00. 

Police and other law enforcement will monitor the event and ensure that there is peace and stability. Spectators and soccer loving fans with valid tickets are urged to come early as the gates will be open at 12h00. 

For those who do not have tickets to the match at the stadium, they can attend the FREE Derby Public Viewing Area at New Beach (top of Dr Pixley ka Seme/West Street) from 12h00 to 22h00.

Prohibited items

People coming to the stadium will be searched for any prohibited items and such will be confiscated. 

The public is warned of the following prohibited items: 

- No sharp instruments e.g. knives;

- No firearms, No bottles;

- No alcohol allowed inside the stadium.

Available Public Parking areas

Public parking areas around the stadium are available at R20: People’s Park East, Kings Park Swimming Pool and the Badminton Hall on Umgeni Road.

Other options: Suncoast Parking, Durban Station, Kings Park Stadium

Motorists are advised to come early to avoid congestion at the parking gates; make sure vehicles are locked properly, close all doors and windows; do not give car keys to any stranger or car guards and do not leave valuable goods in the car.

Traffic Management measures

Masabalala Yengwa Avenue will be closed in both directions from 11h00 until after the game around 18h00. Isaiah Ntshangase (Walter Gilbert) will be closed for traffic from 03h00 in the morning. Other road closure and diversions may occur from 10h00, amongst others at intersections in the Area/ block bounded by Umgeni road to west, Sandile Thusi (Argyle) on the South, Ruth First/M4 in the East, and Smiso Nqwanyana (Goble) road to the North. Motorists are warned to stay away from the area around the stadium if they do not have tickets to the game or proceed to the beachfront fan park. Road signage will be visible for parkings.

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Media contact:

Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane 

071 683 6525

South African Police Service

Superintendent Glen Ndlovu 0832784457

Durban Metro Police

Lara McLeod 0715121749

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Luxolo September 0764124450

Premier Soccer League

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