“no stone will be left unturned” in FNB investigation – Irvin Khoza and Kaizer Motaung

The PSL chairman and vice-chairman, Irvin Khoza and Kaizer Motaung, who are also the bosses of the two clubs at played at the weekend at the FNB Stadium in a match that ended with the death of two people were speaking on Monday morning at a press conference at the offices of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in Johannesburg.

“We have written a letter to the league that we will be giving to the CEO immediately after this, hence we decided to hold this conference here,” he said before reading what their requests to the league are.

“One, we ask that the league appoints an independent person of unquestionable integrity to investigate precisely what transpired at the event. Two, that the person be tasked to establish not only the facts, but whether there were any shortcomings with regards to safety and security at the event.

“The person concerned be instructed to obtain all the necessary reports of relevance including from the SAPS, stadium, safety and security, service providers, clubs and the sponsors and do so on an urgent basis.

That the person concerned is instructed to provide a full report to the (PSL) executive committee within 14 days to ensure that proper assessment can be done as regards the appropriate steps to be taken regarding the matter. And in this regard, Mr Irvin Khoza and Mr Kaizer Motaung recuse ourselves from the process,” Irvin Khoza said.

“The two clubs applied to the league for permission to host that event, and that permission was granted on condition that all legislation was adhered to, in particular the SASREA (Safety at Sports and Recreational Events) Act 2 of 2010,” Irvin Khoza said.

“Before we can apportion blame, we need to get all the facts. We are waiting for the reports. The sad reality is that we’ve lost lives ,and when whatever incident leads to people dying, it is a tragedy that should make us stop and pause to ensure that there’s never a repeat of such. We learn every day, and we want to avoid these things,” Irvin Khoza said.

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