An impressive security mechanism is in place for Saturday's Telkom Charity Cup. FNB Stadium, it's surrounds and most importantly, the fans, will be well protected for this spectacular annual showcase.
Security will be deployed in large numbers in all eight zones in and around the stadium. With 30 000 tickets sold up to date, it seems that a full house is guaranteed for Saturday's event, which will be contested by Kaizer Chiefs, Black Leopards, Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.
Security will be bolstered with support from South African Police Services, and Johannesburg Metro Police Department.
A large number of Parking guards will also be deployed to assist with vehicle security and paramedics, environmental health and fire prevention services will be on duty all over the stadium to assist with mishaps of any kind.
Director Mariemuthoo from the Booysens Police Department stated that no weapons will be allowed into the stadium.
"Persons found to be in possession of weapons will not be allowed into the premises at all, and will be escorted away from FNB Stadium. Illegal weapons will be confiscated, and the carriers will face prosecution. We are also making a special effort to ensure that no liquor finds its way into the premises is it is illegal to serve alcohol on the open stands. Body searches will be done and any liquor found, will be confiscated," concluded Director Mariemuthoo
The city of Jo'burg is geared and ready for the 5th installment of the Telkom Charity Cup.