Three church members arrested for disobeying lockdown level 3 regulations in Sebokeng

Police in Sebokeng, Sedibeng District on Sunday 10 January 2021, arrested three suspects – two male church leaders aged 47 and 69 for contravening the COVID-19 Disaster Management Act, Adjusted Level 3 lockdown regulations, and a 62-year old woman on a similar contravention and an additional charge of public violence.

As the SAPS together with other law enforcement agencies continue to enforce and monitor adherence to the Lockdown Regulations, the members responded to reports of an illegal gathering at a church in Sebokeng Zone 7, and on arrival, ordered the group of about 250 congregants to disperse. The group is reported to have defied police orders to disperse and the situation allegedly turned violent when the congregants started throwing chairs at the members, whereafter police responded with rubber bullets ans stun grenades to disperse the group.

Police are calling on members of the public to adhere to the Lockdown Regulations which have been put in place for everyone’s safety against the fast spreading COVID-19, and not to go out of their way to break the law.

Residents of Gauteng have done well thus far and are urged to continue to report non-compliance with the Regulations on the following numbers:

EKURHULENI
Colonel Subramanian
082 455 5061
Colonel Strauss
082 301 2287

JOHANNESBURG
Brigadier Nengovhela
082 778 0409
Colonel Maphoto
082 455 8236

WEST RAND
Colonel Netshitangani
082 850 8176
Captain De Bruin
082 854 6718

TSHWANE
Brigadier Thine
082 416 3701
Colonel Mashao
082 822 7003

SEDIBENG
Colonel Petsane
082 412 5988
Colonel Mabala
082 820 5833

Issued by Gauteng Police