A Mpumalanga father is mourning the death of his only son who was crushed to death in Saturday’s stampede at FNB Stadium
Prince Chauke, 30, had gone to the Carling Cup match as a driver of a minibus, which belongs to his father, that was ferrying members of the Kaizer Chiefs Sabie branch to the stadium. He was one of two fans confirmed dead.
Taxi owner David Khazamula Chauke yesterday said though he was informed by the police on Saturday evening that his son had died, he still wanted more answers.
“I found out around 6pm on Saturday that something could be wrong with Prince when the people he was transporting started calling and telling me that they have been waiting outside the minibus for a long time and he was unreachable on his phone,” he said.
“He was well-mannered and I bought the mini-busses so that he could run the business. I don’t know how the business is going to survive as he is no longer alive.
“I’m now 62 years old and I was preparing myself for retirement. I’m very much hurt and my heart is broken by his death,” he said.
Prince, who was a staunch Chiefs fan, leaves behind a fiance, seven-year-old son and two older sisters.