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Restaurant managers arrested for selling alcohol under Level 3.


Article by: Dumisane Dube

Three restaurant managers were arrested over the weekend in Gauteng for selling alcohol to patrons.

According to police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo, they received a tip off during the Okae Molao Operations that two popular restaurants one in Sandton and the other in Silverton, Pretoria, were selling alcohol to customers disregarding the level 3 lockdown regulations.

Level 3 lockdown regulations prohibit the trade of liquor.  

Masondo said the managers were arrested and charged with being in Contravention with the Disaster Management Act and liquor to the value of R600 000 was confiscated.

“As long as people are not following the regulations, operations to enforce the law will be intensified” added Masondo.

According to Masondo over 162 people were arrested in the province for not adhering to the curfew and 34 were arrested for refusing to wear masks when they were ordered to.

In Alexandra, more than 150 suspects were arrested for various crimes during Operation Okae Molao and 540 people were arrested at Ekurhuleni and Tshwane by law enforcement agencies.

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