Hlokomelo Mabogale |
The South African Police Service in Limpopo have arrested four hundred and ninety-six (496) people around the province for contravention of alert level 3 restrictions as stipulated in the Disaster Management Act.
This happened during the heightened operations that were conducted from Thursday 2020 until this Friday morning 2021 in all five Districts of the Province.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said 149 people were arrested in the Waterburg District, 04 in Mopani, 146 in Capricorn, 59 in Sekhukhune and 138 in Vhembe District.
Mojalefa said some of the suspects were arrested for not wearing masks in public places, failing to confine themselves at their places of residence during the curfew, using fireworks at prohibited places, and others for dispensing, transportation of alcohol as well as consuming alcohol in public.
Acting Limpopo Police Commissioner General Jan Scheepers said even though the people of Limpopo were largely compliant during the crossover, “these arrests are a manifestation that law enforcement officers were relentless when enforcing these regulations. The operations will continue for the entire period of the lockdown