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Non-compliance with lockdown regulations leads to 496 arrests in Limpopo

Limpopo – Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech urging South Africans to comply with adjusted level 3 regulations, about 496 people in Limpopo didn’t adhere to the regulations, the arrests were made from yesterday until this morning.

Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Mavhungo Lerule-Ramakhanya did plead with the residents in the province to at least adhere to the current lockdown regulations.

According to Review Online, from the 496 arrests made in the province, 149 people arrested are from the Waterburg district (arrest having being made there), 146 in Capricorn, 138 in Vhembe, 59 in Sekhukhune, and 4 in Mopani.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson, Brigadier Motlalefa Mojapelo, on a statement, some of the people arrested, was for not wearing a face mask in public spaces, using fireworks at prohibited places and failing to adhere to 21:00 curfew, literally were roaming the streets of Limpopo whilst curfew was in place.

“Others were arrested for dispersing and/or transportation of alcohol, as well as consuming alcohol in public,” Brigadier Mojapelo elucidated.

The Acting Provincial Police Commissioner, Major General Jan Scheepers, thanked Limpopo residents for being complaint with the lockdown regulations.

“Thus behaviour will strengthen and sustain the already existing sound relationship between the community and police. I also want to thank all law enforcement officers for spending sleepless night in ensuring that everyone comply with these regulations,” said Maj Gen. Scheepers.

Mojapelo made it clear that police visibly will continue and arrests would be made as long as the lockdown is in place.

In concluding, LP police spokesperson called upon people with valuable information that might lead to arrests or implicating those violating these regulations, to come forth, putting major emphasis on criminal acts.

“People with information about any criminal activities are urged to contact the station commanders or district commissioners of their respective areas,” Mojapelo concluded.