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Watch: Fan makes off with sound equipment at Moses Mabhida Stadium [video]

If live cameras didn’t stop barbaric violence, they sure wouldn’t stop a petty thief.

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If the presence of cameras didn’t deter some from savage acts of violence, others would definitely see no issue of looting in the full view of a live TV broadcast.

As the Nedbank Cup semifinal between Kaizer Chiefs and Fee State Stars ended in ugly scenes Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night after Amakhosi were knocked out, a few saw an opportunity to capitalise on the equipment that was left unattended as cameramen and ground staff scurried off the field fearing for their safety, following a pitch invasion.

One man dared the glare of live cameras as he went straight for the sound equipment that was pretty much a sitting duck as chaotic scenes around him erupted.

Watch sneaky fan making off with sound equipment in video below:

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The ugly scenes at Durban prompted some widespread condemnation and also saw some arrests being made, with police confirming that two men, aged 27 and 33, have been taken into custody for their part in the violence.

The duo will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday, and the police are also expecting to make a few more arrests in the coming days.

Last night’s match also saw the end of Kaizer Chiefs coach, Steve Komphela’s tenure at the club, as his resignation with immediate effect was announced by club chairman, Bobby Motaung soon after the defeat.

In his time at the helm, Kaizer Chiefs, who also happen to be South Africa’s most successful club have failed to lift a trophy, making it the first time in their history they have gone three years without any silverware.

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