Pokiceman escort one of the suspect who was arrested with a group of men who faild to adhere to COVID-19 Lockdown's rules and regulations at Mamaolo village in the Mphahlele area outdide Lebowakgomo in Limpopo.
Pokiceman escort one of the suspect who was arrested with a group of men who faild to adhere to COVID-19 Lockdown’s rules and regulations at Mamaolo village in the Mphahlele area outdide Lebowakgomo in Limpopo.
LIMPOPO Premier Chipu Mathabatha says the government will not have any mercy in dealing with people who are simply ignoring COVID-19 regulations.
Addressing media after a day-long door to door campaign to monitor compliance and adherence to the rules and regulations of COVID 19 around a number of villages in the Ga-Mphahlele area in the Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality where a number of people were arrested for various offenses today (April 15), Mathabatha made it clear that: “Ga re swarele empa rea swara, meaning we are not forgiving but we arrest.”
The campaign in which Mathabatha was accompanied by MEC LEDET, MEC Health, MEC Coghsta, MEC social development, MEC Transport and Community Safety the Provincial Commissioner and Executive Mayors of Capricorn and Lepelle Nkumpi, started at Seleteng village. The first stop at Seleteng village was Bakgaga Trading Store where the owner was arrested for using spirit combined with water for sanitize, and as if that was not enough, a truck driver in the same yard was arrested for possession of illegal permit and ID. Mathabatha and company then proceeded to the next shop, Mphahlele Store where the owner was arrested for selling expired grocery and using a wrong sanitizer.
At Mashite village three men, ageing between 22 and 26 years were also arrested after they were found with unknown toddler. More arrests were made at Mamaolo, Makurung, Tooseng and Byldrift villages with various offenses ranging from liquor drinking, weed smoking and failure to produce proof of a suspicious car without registration document.
At the end of business on April 15, the country’s records for the new cases were at seven, raising the number to the total of 2 506 people infected with COVID-19 which has claimed 27 death. Limpopo stand at 25 cases