Two folks have been arrested by the Gauteng Police after a burial ceremony at Pretoria.
Gauteng police had made it identified to the folks earlier that they’re able to arrest folks that attend a funeral that has greater than 50 folks current as stipulated by the Catastrophe Administration Act (DMA).
Final week, police arrested a 33-year-old lady from Mabopane. Close to Pretoria.
“On July 18 2020, police traced and arrested a 33-year-old lady in Mabopane after she appeared in a video clip clearly contravening the DMA rules, and daring police to ‘stand apart and depart them to bury the deceased throughout a funeral that befell on July 17 2020 in Soshanguve,” mentioned Brig Mathapelo Peters.
Peters mentioned that a lot of video clips associated to the identical funeral service have been circulating throughout social media and it confirmed that the numbers of folks that have been current on the funeral exceeded 50.
The girl is scheduled to look within the Soshanguve magisterate’s court docket on September 3.
A relative of the deceased was additionally arrested for organizing the ceremony with out making certain that the mourners adhered to the brand new regulation. The case was postponed to August 24.
The appearing police commissioner for Gauteng, Maj-Gen Johan Ndlovu emphasised that the rules have been established to guard the folks.
“The Covid-19 pandemic, and other people dropping their lives to the virus, isn’t any joke. Anybody who intentionally flouts the rules exposes these round them to a excessive danger of contracting the coronavirus,” Ndlovu mentioned.
“Mourners who don’t fall inside the record of individuals permitted to attend funerals through the lockdown place an pointless further burden on the grieving household, who deserve the house to provide their family members a dignified send-off with out the added duty of making certain compliance to rules through the funeral,” he mentioned.