Police release Sundowns fans
THE police have released the six Mamelodi Sundowns fans who had handed themselves in at Dobsonville police station.
Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the police took statements from the men before releasing them because they cooperated with investigators.
He said the men, from Mamelodi near Pretoria, were warned to be available when needed as investigations were continuing.
"They were not detained," Makhubela said. "We took their details and let them go because they were assisting with investigations.
"We told them to avail themselves as and when we needed them, for the investigation is ongoing."
For the first time in the history of South African soccer, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) opened a case against fans last Wednesday.
A manhunt was launched for Sundowns supporters who vandalised Dobsonville Stadium after their team lost to Moroka Swallows in a PSL match two weeks ago.
Police arrested their first suspect on Saturday in Atteridgeville near Pretoria.
They then nabbed a man in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, on Sunday.
Brian Mbokazi, 32, of Soweto, handed himself in at the Dobsonville police station on Monday and was charged with trespassing.
The men were initially charged with five counts, including malicious damage to property and public violence. The two men arrested at the weekend have turned state witnesses.
Magistrate Shahin Jajbhay Mohammed released Mbokazi on a warning.
He will appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. - firstname.lastname@example.org