By Isaac Ndou
DURBAN: Jessica visited the men who were brutally attacked by the Kaizer Chiefs fans following their Nedbank Cup over Free State Stars.
Kaizer Chiefs managing director Jessica Motaung says she feels relieved after seeing that securities Sabelo Mabiza and Khumbulani Qwabe are recovering well after their ordeal at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Jessica visited the men who were brutally attacked by the Kaizer Chiefs fans following their Nedbank Cup over Free State Stars. Maziba and Qwabe were in hospital in a critical condition and is on his way to recovery, something that is a relief to Motaung and the Chiefs family.
“We are so glad that Sabelo and Khumbulani are convalescing well after they were senselessly beaten up on Saturday. We once again strongly condemn the brutal acts of criminality we witnessed. We need to understand that people like Sabelo and Khumbulani are there to look after our safety at stadiums, we need to respect and appreciate them,” said Jessica on the club’s website.
“We commend them and their colleagues for standing in harm’s way when the situation was as volatile as it was on the day. It takes bravery to do what they did,” she added.
Mabiza was also grateful to Motaung and some of the Kaizer Chiefs staff members for their visit to see how they are doing on the road to recovery. He also reflected on the event and condemned the actions of the fans liable, saying that he feels lucky to be alive.
“I am grateful to be alive. Everything happened so fast, I didn’t even have the time to run as the mob was too strong. I am happy that Kaizer Chiefs came to see me today. It is great to see that the club cares about our well-being,” expressed Mabiza.
The incident at the Mabhida Stadium in Durban was revealed by the Stadium’s management to be around more than 2 million Rands worth of damage done and it remains to be publicised as to whom will be liable for those costs.