Heist alert over Justin Bieber concert

SAMEER NAIK sameer.naik@inl.co.za



African News Agency



ON SATURDAY, October 1, Canadian superstar Justin Bieber will be returning to the FNB Stadium in Joburg to perform to a sold-out audience. It will mark nine years since Bieber last performed to a rousing crowd in Joburg. It also marks nine years since one of South Africa’s most infamous heists took place. Robbers chiselled their way through FNB stadium and made off with over R3 million in cash from alcohol, food and merchandise sales. They cleared out the safe and walked away undetected with the cash. Now, nine years later, as Bieber plans to return to the stadium, the thieves responsible for the wellplanned heist are still at large. Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA), the owners of FNB stadium, say they will be doing everything in their power to ensure there isn’t a repeat of the 2013 concert event. “We consider all risk and mitigatory factors with the Event Safety and Security Planning Committee and deploy security accordingly, and it won’t be any different this time round,” said Bertie Grobbelaar, CEO at SMSA.