“He was about to enter the stadium when he collapsed. He was declared dead by paramedics. We believe that he died of heart attack. He was from Overport,” Brigadier Phindile Radebe said.
The man was entering the stadium with other people believed to be his relatives when he collapsed.
“We believe that they were his relatives or friends because it was easy to identify him and to find where he lived. It was just a natural death.”
Meanwhile armed riot police have charged into hundreds of security stewards at a World Cup stadium in Durban to break up a protest about low wages. Police appeared to set off two percussive grenades to drive the workers out of a parking lot under the Moses Mabhida Stadium early this morning.
In another incident, management in the Eastern Cape has acted quickly in addressing the concerns of police officers responsible for FIFA 2010 World Cup security in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. The disgruntled police officers were threatening to withdraw their services over issues of allowances and accommodation.
Eastern Cape police spokesperson Marinda Mills says all accommodation concerns had been resolved. She said provincial police commissioner Mpumelelo Landu was engaging with all parties concerned in order to ensure that the issues raised by the officers were resolved swiftly. Sapa/SABC News