No mercy for thugs at FIFA World Cup, says S.African minister

No mercy for thugs at FIFA World Cup, says S.African ministerCape Town, Apr 30 : South African Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has said the police would show no mercy to the hooligans at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

"Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is confident banning orders will prevent 3,000 British troublemakers from entering the country," reported The Daily Star.

Mthethwa said the officers would deal swiftly with anyone, who slipped through the net or others who sought to disrupt the event.

"We have a list of all those hooligans who are not supposed to come. If they find themselves here, we''ll know them," said Mthethwa.

"They are going to face the wrath of the law," he added.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup that kicks off on Friday will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, the premier international football tournament. (ANI)

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