Civilians are called upon to adhere to lockdown regulations. They are also required to remain in the confines of their own homes during this period and by not doing so, they will themselves be breaking the law.
Essential service workers are risking their lives to ensure all people in South Africa continue to receive essential services as well as to ensure that the COVID-19 is contained.
However, whether through cabin fever, not understanding the gravity of covid-19, or just sheer ignorance or blatant disregard there are certain individuals who have chosen to violate this disaster management programme.
On Easter Sundays Night The Wentworth charge office was abuzz with individuals who were arrested for contravention of the above act. Offenders were only released after paying a bail of R1500.00, as a promise to appear in court for trial.
Remember, remaining in the confines of your own home, is better than being confined in a jail cell.
By: Lorraine Richards