One of the hooligans‚ Khwezilomo Madiba‚ was handed a three-year jail sentence while the other eight co-accused received suspended sentences.
The reason for a harsher sanction for Madiba was due to the fact that he had been found guilty of a similar offence previously.
“I am of the view that his case should be dealt with differently as far as sentencing is concerned.
“I think a three-year imprisonment is an appropriate sentence‚” Magistrate Sam Luthuli said during sentencing.
The eight who received suspended sentences are: Siphosenkosi Knowledge Memela‚ John Sibongiseni Khumalo‚ Cebolendoda Hadebe‚ Douglas Mhlaliseni Mkhize‚ Nolwethu Cokotha‚ Zibongile Njova‚ Sihle Duncan Zungu and Dennis Thusi.
They were also given 16 hours of community service and instructed to attend anger management programmes.
Motaung said stadiums should be family friendly.
He warned that similar “barbaric acts” witnessed in Durban should never be tolerated.
“Stadiums are and should always be child-and-woman-friendly environments‚” he said.
“Families must be able to attend games with no worries of experiencing any violence.
“Barbaric acts of the senseless violence we witnessed in Durban last year endanger the lives of innocent people and cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.
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Publish date : 2019-04-15 14:37:00