A small minority of South African’s are still struggling to get a grip on the 21-day lockdown sanctions that are in place. President Ramaphosa called upon a lockdown to prevent the mass spread of the COVID-19 virus and “national disaster” plans have been put into play.
The SAPS, SANDF, and Provincial Traffic Department have been stationed on the N2 near Berlin keeping an eye out for road users that are breaking the rules. They have implemented roadblocks to question why they are out driving during the lockdown, In total 1420 vehicles have been stopped on the strip of road which has led to five summons and fines adding up to R16,000.
The South African Police Service has said that they will continue enforcing the regulations as the safety of the nation’s citizens is of the utmost importance right now.
“Police further urge the public to adhere to the call to comply to lockdown regulations,” said Cpt Nkosikho Mzuku