Two boys detained for stoning Zambia team bus after Bafana loss

Two boys, aged 12 and 13, have been taken into police custody for allegedly pelting the Zambian soccer team’s bus with stones, the SA Football Association (Safa) has said.

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“We can confirm the incident took place and the perpetrators who pelted the Zambian bus, two young boys, were confined by police. They are in police custody,” Safa spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said today.

The Zambian soccer team’s bus was stoned after a match against Bafana Bafana at Soccer City yesterday evening, which South Africa lost 1-0.

Zambia’s goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, who also plays for the Free State Stars in South Africa, was injured, according to a tweet by the Zambian Football Association.

“Very sad that Zambian bus was stoned and Kennedy Mweene sustained a head injury. Has had stitches and is ok, but the incident was shameful,” read the tweet, posted in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Chimhavi said a case had been opened at the Booysens police station.

He confirmed that a bus window was shattered and one player injured.

“Safa does not condone this behaviour. The match was played in honour of Nelson Mandela and these people are not welcome at our stadiums. They should watch the games at home,” said Chimhavi.

“People come to the games with their families and this behaviour is not acceptable. It is not in the spirit of Fifa’s fair play policy or the Nelson Mandela Challenge.”

Gauteng police said they were aware of the incident but could not immediately comment.

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  1. Typical of people of the rainball nation,violence….violence….violence and more violence. Like sons like fathers.

  2. they are not ashamed of violence, from mfecane it was violence,,KwaZulu Natal is full ofviolence,,marikana, farm workers protests it is always violence. When can not describe South Africans with out mentioning violence, it is deeply entrenched in its culture. Yet they would want to picture Zimbabwe as a violent country. We are not when compared to South Africa. For those who do not know, Kwazulu Natal, the home of mushini wami records one of the highest electoral and politically related killings in the whole world.

    1. Those who live in glass houses…. need i mention out very own bob with his self proclained degrees in violence, chipangano, etc.

  3. They should have stoned the Bafana Bafana bus….for stoning Zambia they need to be punished and taught a lesson they will never forget in their life time.

  4. if bafana bafana fans wanted a win so badly they should have engaged the not so mighty warriors at least they would have had a 99% chance of winning if that does not help throw in a brown envelope and see the warriors score own goals at least that way theywill go back home happy,we are used to dissapointments/losing to warriors is ahobby.

  5. Charity begins at home. If the community/home is violent, the kids will grow up in the same mode.

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