1,458 arrested over 2 weeks in North West for breaking lockdown rules

Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena urged members of the community to be disciplined.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police in the North West arrested 1,458 suspects since 28 December 2020 for contraventions relating to the Adjusted Level 3 Lockdown regulations.

Through the Safer Festive Season / Operation "Tlotla Molao" in the province, the number of suspects arrested are broken down as follows:

  • Failure to confine to residences: 625

  • Being in a public place without / not wearing a mask: 661

  • Sale, dispensing and distribution of liquor: 115

  • Failure to close cinemas / restaurants / faith-based institution: 52

  • Carrying of more than 70% of the licensed capacity for long-distance travel by a bus or taxi service: 2

  • Exceeding the maximum number of customers and employees by a business: 3

Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena urged members of the community to be disciplined and on their own, comply with the regulations as part of minimising Coronavirus infections.

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