Police confirm death of EFF supporter at birthday rally

Police confirm death of EFF supporter at birthday rally

Gauteng police are investigating the death of an EFF supporter who allegedly fell from level five to level two of FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

EFF Rally
Anastasi Mokgobu

The EFF held its 10-year anniversary rally on Saturday, where the 95 000-capacity stadium was filled beyond capacity.

According to police spokesperson Mavela Masondo, the man was dancing when he suddenly fell.

"The police have obtained statements from the witnesses," says Masondo.

The EFF has since issued a statement, confirming that they are aware of the incident.

"The EFF is aware of the unfortunate passing of an attendee to the 10th Anniversary Rally at FNB Stadium, who according to reports, fell to his death on the day of the event from one of the stands. 

"We send our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased and pray that his soul rests in eternal peace."

The party said its leadership will visit the family of the deceased, and take care of all funeral arrangements in "honour of his life, as someone who formed part of the historic celebration of our movement".


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