Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko says some retailers are putting people’s lives are at risk. It comes after officials were forced to shut down a butcher at the Bara taxi rank. The store was allegedly selling expired food and it’s also believed rotten meat was stored on the premises. The license has now been revoked.
Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela led the COVID-19 joint operations in Soweto on Thursday. Officials conducted raids following tip-offs from the community that people are selling fake essential services permits to traders.
“Nobody is allowed to produce permits except authorised state institutions and organisations,” said Gauteng Department of Community Safety spokesperson Ofentse Morwane.
“Anyone found in possession of fraudulent documents during this lockdown period and beyond will face the full might of law.”
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SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Elias Mawela addressing the members of the media on the COVID-19 Lockdown Joint Operations in Soweto, to enforce regulations and compliance.#GautengCOVID19 #FlattenTheCurve pic.twitter.com/PeJNoStusj
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Mawela said the army would be distributing pamphlets to the community to educate them on the importance of adhering to lockdown regulations.
The Lieutenant-General said there remains a high level of ignorance among parts of the community and law enforcement must fulfil the dual function of enforcing regulations and educating the public. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.
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