1 of FNB stampede victims is from Mpumalanga

They say he was a driver who had been transporting people to the derby.

One of the victims of the Saturday stampede has been identified as Prince Chauke from Mpumalanga.

Both Kaizer Motaung and Irvin Khoza have sent their condolences.

Addressing journalists at the PSL offices in Johannesburg on Monday this week, Khoza said that the name of one of the two victims was Prince Chauke but the other one cannot be named as his family had not yet been informed of his death.

He said Chauke is from the Sabie branch.

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“On behalf of Orlando Pirates Football Club and Kaizer Chiefs, we want to extend our condolences to the families of the two deceased members.

“I will ask everybody to stand to observe a moment of silence for Mr Prince Chauke of the Sabie branch and also the member that has not yet been disclosed in view of the members of the family not being contacted,” said Khoza.

About 19 other people suffered injuries, with one still in a critical condition.

The incident took place during a Carling Black Label Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on 29 July, the past weekend.

Officials say they are investigating the cause of the stampede.

(edited by MLM)

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