Mlangeni Funeral: Police probe lockdown rules breach

2020-Jul-31   07:48

Mlangeni Funeral: Police probe lockdown rules breach
Mourners who gathered at the late anti-apartheid struggle stalwart, Andrew Mlangeni’s home on Tuesday may face arrest. This is according to National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo.
Source: Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula

- Silver Sibiya

Mourners who gathered at the late anti-apartheid struggle stalwart, Andrew Mlangeni’s home on Tuesday may face arrest. This is according to National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo.

“It has come to the attention of the Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure that numerous people have been making calls, via various media platforms, that mourners who visited the house of the late struggle stalwart, Andrew Mlangeni yesterday [Tuesday], be arrested,” he said.

The Regulations in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 makes provision for the dispersing of crowds who gather illegally and to hold accountable a person or persons who convenes or organizes illegal gatherings.

“Therefore, with regards to this matter in question, a case of contravention of Section 48 (1) (a) of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 will be opened for investigation.

"On completion of the investigation the docket will be submitted to the Directorate for Public Prosecution for a decision," Naidoo said.

According to Alert Level 3 Covid-19 lockdown regulations, attendance of a funeral is limited to 50 persons and all health protocols and social distancing measures must be adhered to, in order to limit exposure of persons at the funeral to the spread of the coronavirus.

 

 

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