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Couple, Priest And Guests Arrested For Violating Total Lockdown order In South Africa (Photos/videos)


Report says, the South African Police (SAPS) has arrested a newly wedded couple, a priest and guests for violating the lockdown order in South Africa by holding their wedding in Richards Bay, a town in KwaZulu-Natal. 

It was gathered that the police officers effected the arrest in the middle of their ceremony, and those arrested are being held in police cells at Empangeni Station. 

Confirming the arrest, SAPS National Spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo stated prosecutors will guide the police on charges the suspects will face.

Naidoo said; 

"People are still taking chances, not realising the seriousness of this virus. 

"For now, I don't think they can have any reasonable explanation for continuing with that wedding. We will be interviewing each one individually.

"The charges will be put to them, they have definitely contravened the regulations of the Disaster Management Act.

"The prosecutor will guide us on exactly which charges will be preferred against them. I don't think we can be expecting any explanation from them at this point in time unless we have spoken to the senior prosecutor."

It should be noted that South African government had ealier announced a 21-day total lockdown over Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

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