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Stick to the rules or be arrested, Bheki Cele warns

Bheki Cele

Over 300,000 people have so far been arrested and charged for violating lockdown regulations.

Police Minister Bheki Cele warned the public to stick to the permitted numbers when attending gatherings and especially at funerals.

The Western Cape recorded the most arrests with 72,137 followed by Gauteng with 59,000 arrests.

These violations include liquor, transport, and business and cross-border-related offences.

The minister said 16,539 police officers have been infected with coronavirus.

The virus has claimed the lives of 215 police officers.

Cele also condemned liquor outlet owners who’ve been breaking lockdown regulations.

He said gender-based violence is at crisis levels in the country.

The minister announced 30 GBV hotspots as identified by the government and reaffirmed its commitment to provide victim-friendly rooms at all police stations for victims of violence.

Source: eNCA

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