Woman stabbed in attack at Kings Park Stadium

A WOMAN was injured in a stabbing incident outside the female toilets at Johnson Kings Park Stadium on Friday night. The incident occurred after the conclusion of the Cell C Sharks vs. Pumas Currie Cup game.

Novashni Chetty‚ of the Sharks, confirmed the incident, an attempted mugging, occurred in one of the female toilets at the stadium.

“One of our female supporters, who was in the toilet at the time, was accosted by man who wanted to rob her of her handbag. Despite not resisting the suspect’s demand, the young lady was unfortunately injured during the altercation,” she said.

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Medics treated the victim on scene and she was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Sharks CEO, Gary Teichmann, visited the woman and her husband on Monday and said she was making good progress.

“We are happy to advise that she is making good progress and has been discharged from hospital. We wish her a speedy recovery. The safety of our fans is of paramount importance to us and we view this incident in a serious light.

“We will be working closely with our appointed security company and SAPS to ensure the safety of our fans throughout their visit to the stadium on match days,” Teichmann said.

 

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