Four Taxis Impounded in Mpumalanga for Contravening Lockdown Regulations

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Police continue to enforce the national lockdown regulations following an announcement made by the president late Thursday of a further 14 days extension from 21 days.

During a roadblocks in Mpumalanga, Police minister Bheki Cele went on an inspection where taxis were impounded for violating regulations.

Minister Cele was accompanied by Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale, Premier of Mpumalanga Ms Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane, MEC for Community Safety and Liaison Ms Gabsile Shabalala as well as the National Commissioner, General Kehla Sitole, Deputy National Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sindile Mfazi, and management of the SAPS in the Province.

After addressing the integrated parade of law enforcement officers and health practitioners at the Embalenhle Social Club, the delegation visited roadblocks, shopping centres and taxi ranks. At one taxi rank in Witbank, police impounded four taxis after Police Minister found that passengers were loaded outside of the timeframes stipulated in the lockdown regulations.

Several store managers were also arrested for contravention of lockdown regulations.

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