Police Officers Arrested for Buying Alcohol During Lockdown after a Failed Attempt to Flee

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Police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo confirmed that two police officers were arrested after purchasing alcohol in Delft Cape Town earlier this week.

They were both earlier released on R 1000 bail each.

Two of the liquor store staff were also arrested after they allegedly sold liquor valued at R4 000.

These officers, 45 and 50 years old, had also attempted to flee the scene through a backdoor of the store allegedly using a state vehicle.

While on the other hand Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, joined by Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale, the National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Kehla Sitole, and Deputy National Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sandi Mfazi on Good Friday, 10 April 2020, descended on the Eastern Cape to round up the first leg of the ministerial visits to Provinces to assess enforcement and adherence to the lockdown regulations.

Minister also reminded the officials of what it is expected of them on this lockdown extension.

He said they should do exactly what the president said, make sure people stay at home and not negotiate with anyone, rules are rules.

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