Author: Davids, Nashira
Date published: August 1, 2010
Police Minister Nathi Mthetwa announced that South Africa will host the safest and most secure World Cup tournament ever.
He warned that 3000 identified soccer hooligans will not be allowed to enter the country. Those that manage to slip into the country will be monitored.
Mthetwa said that, 'As a country, we clearly understand that the hosting of this tournament is not just about South Africa - the world's spotlight will be equally on Africa. This places a huge responsibility on the government and people to ensure the safety of visitors".
He revealed that, of the 190 000 police officers, 44 000 will be deployed to the World Cup.
Nashira Davids - The Times [excerpt]