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WATCH | Police disperse Braamfontein party-goers for ‘contravening Covid-19 guidelines’

  • Police dispersed lots of of Braamfontein party-goers who gathered within the precinct on Saturday.
  • The crowd gathered to rejoice the birthday of entertainer Uncle Vinny.
  • Police subsequently opened a case in opposition to the venue proprietor for contravening the nationwide Disaster Management Act.

Police in Johannesburg opened a case in opposition to a venue proprietor after party-goers appeared to disregard Covid-19 rules on Saturday.

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“Police successfully dispersed the crowd after responding to a call about a gathering at around 23:00,” police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo instructed News24.

Hundreds of individuals flocked to the venue in Braamfontein to rejoice the birthday of in style entertainer Uncle Vinny.

In movies circulating on social media, safety guards appeared to wrestle to regulate the crowds – because the queue snaked across the block.

Several individuals in these movies have been seen to not be carrying masks or training bodily distancing.

“No arrests were made, but a case [has] been opened for the contravention of the national disaster act,” Masondo stated.

Under superior lockdown Level 1, indoor social gatherings are restricted to 250 individuals.

South Africans are nonetheless mandated to put on their masks and preserve social distancing in public. Attempts to contact the proprietor of the institution was unsuccessful.

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