Score of people have been nabbed, cars impounded, some stores and informal traders closed at Mahwelereng, Tshamahanse and Bakenberg for non-compliance to COVID-19 regulations.
The ongoing monitoring programme in respect of COVID-19 campaign was conducted at mentioned areas in conjunction with South African Police Service, SANDF members, Traffic and Private Security to ensure that regulations including practicing of social distancing, hygiene measures and unauthorised movement or staying home are adhered to in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Premier Mathabatha, accompanied by MECs Nandi Ndalane, Baiskop Makamu, Dickson Masemola and Thabo Mokone, as well as Capricorn District Executive Mayor Cllr John Mpe assess the effectiveness of the nation-wide lockdown which came into effect on Thursday, 26 March 2020.
In his radio interview, Mathabatha said government cannot afford to watch people who are not taking the declaration of the President seriously. He went further that arresting them is not necessary because “we do not want to punish them but save them”.
In his conclusion, Mathabatha said this must not be seen as if government donate them to the grave because government does not want to lose them.