A KwaZulu-Natal mayor, Thamsanqa Ntuli together with some other community members have been arrested for violating the national lockdown regulations, the SAPS confirmed.
It is a group of twenty people together with the mayor in KZN, Nkandla who were arrested on charges of contravening the Disaster Management Act.
This arrest allegedly took place when he was handing over food parcels to taxi operators.
“Seven of them were granted bail of R1000 each. They are expected to reappear in court on May 19, while the other thirteen paid an admission of guilt fine of R1500 each and they were released,” says spokesperson of police, Vish Naidoo.
Police have warned citizens that anyone who is found to be in contravention of the regulations will be dealt with.
“This group of men allegedly provided food for taxi operators in the area which caused a bit of a commotion. The police had to be called in to disperse the crowd but the crowd were refusing to disperse,” said Naidoo.