Picturers shared by the Suburban Control Centre showed a visibly packed Rustenburg CBD on Tuesday. It is not clear what caused hundreds of community members to be in town.
South Africa is on a 21 days lockdown, prohibiting citizens to roam the streets without purpose. The State of National Disaster Rule also states that people should not gather being 100 or more.
Because of the social grants payments this week, the government has eased some of the lockdown regulations on taxis and crowds to accommodate people’s needs.
However, most essential shops have introduced steps to reduce contact even when in large numbers. Chairs, marks and trolly were mostly used in most retails to limit contact.