Nearly 2,000 people have been fined in the Cape Town metro area over the past week for violating the containment regulations.
Metropolitan police officers also issued 5 985 fines for various traffic offenses and municipal by-laws, according to a statement.
JP Smith, mayoral committee member for security and security, says the people who continue to violate the regulations have little respect for the law. The restriction impacts everyone and is for the safety of residents.
“It is a pity that so many people are putting their lives and those of their loved ones at risk.
“Our law enforcement officers will continue to take action against residents who do not comply.”
During crime prevention patrols, metro police officers arrested 19 people for a range of Disaster Management Act violations, domestic violence and possession of an unlicensed weapon and cartridge, the possession of a stolen vehicle and drugs.
On April 25, officers arrested a 34-year-old man for possession of typing and Mandrax in Ocean View.
On April 24, an operator of the Metro Police’s CCTV cameras in Cape Town’s business center saw a man suspected of selling drugs. Law enforcement officers were called and five parcels of heroin were obtained from him. He was arrested and taken to the Cape Town Central Police Station.
On April 23, metro police officers in Govan Mbeki Street in Khayelitsha patrol when they noticed two men digging copper cables. The men, aged 25 and 35, were arrested and 1.2m of copper cable was seized.
During a joint roadblock, officers from the K9 unit pulled a stolen vehicle off the road. The 32-year-old driver was arrested and taken to the Harare police station.
The Cape Town metro’s traffic department arrested six people and seized their vehicles.