5 December 2018
- It came to Stadium Management SA (SMSA) attention that the SAPS NATJOINTS debrief for this event took place on 4 December 2018 without notice to SMSA as Stadium Authority as defined in SASREA Act, and as such SMSA was unable to participate in the debrief exercise.
- We cannot allow for SMSA and our stakeholders to be exposed to the perception of non-compliance to our legislative obligations following acts of criminality that ensued after an extremely successful Global Citizen Festival, on the outskirts of the Stadium precinct under the control of the Law Enforcement Agencies.
- We intend taking pro-active reasonable steps to ensure the safety of spectators within the stadium precinct. In the same breath, we will leave no stone unturned to ensure the Law Enforcement agencies compliance with their constitutional and legislative obligations.
- SMSA’s attorney has therefore been instructed to supplement its repeated requests addressed to the Minister of Sport to urgently arrange for the establishment of a Judicial Commission of Enquiry by extending the scope of the said Commission of Enquiry specifically to investigate the obvious liability of role-players in this ESSPC in cases such as these.
- SMSA will demand detailed and honest reasons from the SAPS and JMPD during a Commission of Enquiry proceedings for the deviation of approved ESSPC planning in the execution of the event.
- On behalf of SMSA, I wish to extend my sincere condolences to those patrons to the stadium that fell victim to these devious acts of criminality. We will cooperate in any manner and form to have those involved brought to book, and to ensure future safe and secure events at the FNB Stadium.
Dr. Jacques Grobbelaar
DBA (Honoris Causa) LGS (London), Commonwealth University
Chief Executive Officer
Stadium Management SA (Pty) Limited