Major League DJz will increase security to diminish ‘thuggery’ outside their gigs
Major League DJz are on a mission to make their events thug-free.
The music duo, Major League, have been receiving criticism surrounding the lack of security at their Major League Gardens events.
Hosting one of the most popular music festivals in SA has its downfall.
Large jovial crowds attract thugs who impart on others happiness by mugging and assaulting partygoers as they exit the venue.
South Africa is known for its protests and their Major League All Black party which was supposed to be held in Soweto in May was postponed due to community unrest.
The group’s Bandile spoke to TshishaLIVE in expressing his concerns for the safety issues at their events and how they plan to curb it.
Safety in numbers
“The problem is the area. We are holding the event at FNB Stadium in Nasrec and the area is not the safest. Inside the venue it is very safe but when they (concertgoers) leave there are often people who are waiting for them outside to rob them. We are aware of the problem and we are concerned about it,” he said.
They plan to add “as much security outside the stadium as inside” for their next event, including in the parking lots surrounding the venue.
“It (theft and assault) is a problem everywhere but we are working with the stadium to get more security. The next festival will be a lot safer,” Bandile said.
The Major League DJz have ample time to sort out enough security as their Spring Break Major League Hardens Social Arts Festival takes place on September 16 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg at which Nigerian rapper Davido, among others, will be performing.