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2022/11/04      |  Written By:  Brigadier J Naicker   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 3 November 2022 – Various disciplines from the SAPS and other security agencies will be deployed for the MTN 8 Final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 5 November 2022. Planning between the SAPS, PSL Security Clusters, stadium representatives and other security agencies has been on-going for weeks.

A pro-active approach, which resulted in successful soccer events being hosted previously has been adopted for this event. Police officers and other personnel will be deployed in and around the stadium as well as around city to tackle the problem of fake tickets and resale of event tickets. There will be a zero-tolerance approach to fake tickets and resale of tickets.

Police and other law enforcement will monitor the event and ensure that there is peace and stability. The fans with valid tickets are urged to come early as the gates will be open at 15:00.

*Prohibited items*

People coming into the stadium will be searched for any prohibited items and such will be confiscated. The public is warned of the following prohibited items which will not be allowed into the stadium under any circumstances:

-           No sharp instruments e.g. knives;

-           No firearms,

-           No bottles;

-           No alcohol.


*Available Public Parking areas*

Public parking areas around the stadium are available and include the Mustering Field, Kings Park swimming pool and Suncoast. Motorists are advised to come early to avoid traffic congestion at the parking gates; make sure that their vehicles are locked properly; close all doors and windows; do not give car keys to any stranger or car guards and do not leave valuable goods in the car.

*Traffic Management measures*

There will be high visibility of police officers on the roads around the stadium to regulate and manage traffic. The roads that might be affected include Masabalala Yengwa Avenue, Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Sandile Thusi, Battery Beach Road and Suncoast Boulevard, Isaiah Ntshangase, Masabalala Yengwa and Umgeni Road. Road signage will be visible for parking’s.