Motsepe: CAF to investigate death at Cameroon’s stadium

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CAf President Patrice Motsepe said investigation will be done on the death incident at the Cameroon stadium in the on going AFCON.

The Confederation president (CAF) Patrice Motsepe has stated that committee will be set up to investigate the death incident at Cameroon stadium.

It was reported earlier that not less than 8 people lost their life outside the stadium during the Cameroon and Comoros game.

The deadly crush outside a stadium at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon was caused by an access gate being closed for “inexplicable reasons”, according to the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

While speaking at the press conference Motsepe stated that the gate where people died was suppose to be opened for easy access.

He further stated that they do not know who close the gate but findings will be done on the case.

“Some of the people came just to be part of the atmosphere,” Patrice Motsepe told a press conference. “Including those who didn’t have tickets, so I think we do accept that thousands of people more than what was expected did arrive.

“Having said that, we will have very tough and very hard discussions behind closed doors and I’m confident because of the discussions I had this morning.

“What happened yesterday in terms of the proximity of people being allowed to the stadium in a manner that is not properly coordinated and governed will never happen again.

“I went to see where the people lost their lives and you see it’s a gate. That gate was supposed to be open. Because if it was open, they would have walked through and it was closed for inexplicable reasons.

“If that gate was open as it was supposed to, we wouldn’t have had this problem we have now, this loss of life.

“So of course, as part of the hearing, we want to know who closed that gate, who was responsible for that gate.

“I know that legally the LOC (local organising committee) is responsible for the safety and security but we are their partners and we have to make sure that the safety of every single spectator is our primary concern.

“There must be a committee that’s set up to immediately investigate what happened and in that context to find out who was supposed to do what and who did not do and perform their responsibilities. We want that report by Friday.”


Source: Talksport



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