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World cup security fears exaggerated – Mthethwa

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has assured the public security fears related to the Fifa World Cup...

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the Eyewitness News press conference ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup draw. Picture: Eyewitness News.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has assured the public security fears related to the Fifa World Cup have been blown out of proportion. <?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

Fifa President Sepp Blatter this week down played criticism from various quarters querying <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">South Africa</country-region>’s ability to host a successful world dup.

Mthethwa said he is tired of the ongoing doubt.

“As custodians of the safety of all citizens and visitors, government has a clear and comprehensive plan. We are in control. We are neither naïve in our sessions about this proposed change in the mindsets,” he said.

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