The pre-season derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates carried on despite the tragedy.
South Africa football stadium crush claims two lives
Two people were killed in a crush during a football match Saturday at the South African stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final, local media and an official said.
The incident occurred at a pre-season derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, the country's most popular teams, both from Soweto.
Public and private broadcasters cited officials saying the crush took place outside a gate at the FNB stadium which hosted the final of the football extravaganza seven years ago.
Emergency services were not immediately reachable for comment, but Michael Sun, a Johannesburg municipal councillor responsible for public safety confirmed the deaths in a tweet.
"Situation report from FNB Soweto Derby：Stampede reported with multiple injuries, 2 confirmed fatal," wrote Sun on Twitter.