Tebogo Msimanga |
North West Police arrested 282 suspects between Monday, 28 June and Sunday, 4 July 2021 for various Disaster Management Act Regulations related offences.
The arrested suspects include 72 for failure to confine to their residences, 137 for being in public space without wearing a mask. “Others were fined for contraventions such as sale and dispensing of liquor, failure to close places permitted to remain open by 20:00 and gather for reason other than a funeral.” Explained North West Police Spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone.
Mokgwabone added that the suspects were arrested in all four districts during operations aimed at enforcing the Adjusted Level 4 Disaster Management Act Regulations and “general crime prevention to ensure that members of the community feel safe.”
The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded law enforcement officials for the hard work that led to the arrests. Kwena urged members of the community to voluntarily comply with the regulations and Covid-19 health and safety protocols to minimise the spread of infections.