At least 17 people were arrested in Johannesburg on Friday for failing to comply with the lockdown regulations.
Mayor Geoffrey Makhubo, along with the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), held two roadside check operations to check the compliance of motorists with the regulations as stipulated by the national state of disaster.
‘We have observed that many people are abusing the use of the permits granted to them. Permits are not being used for the necessary essential services it is meant to be. It is concerning to see many citizens not adhering to the compliance of the lockdown.
“There will be no tolerance for those misleading law enforcement; people who are not complying will be arrested,” said Makhubo.
He earlier told EWN that he had heard some interesting excuses.
“A man just ‘killed’ his granny. He said his granny died and he was going to the hospital where the granny died. When we asked him for the number, he said: ‘I’m sorry, I am going to Randburg to see my girlfriend’.” he told E>chaosafrica