A 23-year old man has been arrested in Pretoria for allegedly breaching the lockdown measures which goes against the Disaster Management Act 2002.
The video was posted online March 27th, 2020 and quickly sparked up controversy online, in the video, the young man was boasting about drugs and appeared in front of a Police station mocking the COVID-19 virus and the lockdown that was in place.
The investigation teams got to work and narrowed the search down to a residential complex located in the Lyttelton area, they found the young man and arrested him on the scene.
He remains in custody and is due to appear at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday 6th April 2020.
“The arrest of this suspect – as well as at least six other suspects that have been arrested for creating such videos and posting fake news – should be a reminder that the security forces enforcing the regulations to contain the COVID-19 virus have the capacity and capability to identify those responsible for such transgressions, however long it may take,” said the Police in a statement