Scores jailed for flouting lockdown rules
Limpopo – Police in Limpopo arrested 496 people around the province for contravening lockdown level 3 restrictions during an operation conducted from Thursday 31 December 2020 to 1 January 2021.
The operation was carried out in all five districts of the province. A total of 149 people were arrested in the Waterberg district while four were nabbed in Mopani. A further 146 were apprehended in the Capricorn district, 59 in Sekhukhune as well as 138 in the Vhembe district.
Some of the suspects were arrested for not wearing masks in public places, failing to confine themselves at their places of residence during the curfew as well as using fireworks at prohibited places.
Others were locked up for dispensing or transporting alcohol as well as consuming alcohol in public.
Acting provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo major general Jan Scheepers thanked community members for generally complying with the Disaster Management Act regulations during new year festivities. “This behaviour will strengthen and sustain the already existing sound relationship between the community and police,” Scheepers said. “I also want to thank all law enforcement officers for spending sleepless nights in ensuring that everyone complied with the regulations.”
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