COVID19: Bride, groom, guests and pastor arrested for violating lock down rule in SA (Video)

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  • April 6, 2020
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A groom and his bride have been arrested in South Africa on their wedding day.

Not left out in the arrest was the pastor and guests for violating the lock down order in the country.

The police officers carried out the arrest while the ceremony was still on going  and those arrested are being held in police cells at Empangeni Station, news media says.

SAPS National Spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo who confirmed the arrest said prosecutors will guide the police on charges the suspects will face in court

Those arrested over the violations will be arraigned in court on April 6.

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.”