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NC cops to ’police’ illegal sale of booze

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The police in the Northern Cape will be clamping down on the illegal sale of alcohol during the adjusted level four restrictions of the lockdown.

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THE POLICE in the Northern Cape will be clamping down on the illegal sale of alcohol during the adjusted level four restrictions of the lockdown.

The sale, dispensing and distribution of liquor is prohibited for both on-site and off-site consumption.

Police spokesperson, Captain Olebogeng Tawana said any person who contravened this regulation would be charged.

“The police in the Northern Cape will stamp down the authority of the state in fighting the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will police those who will be smuggling liquor, during the adjusted level four of the restrictions.”

He added that law enforcement would be intensified throughout the Province.

“Management continues to warn the public to adhere to the adjusted level 4 Covid-19 regulations or face the full might of the law.”

Tawana stated that anyone who did not adhere to the curfew between 9pm and 4am would be charged.

“Every person is confined to his/her residence for that period, except for permitted workers. A person who fails to comply with the curfew commits an offence and may be charged.

“Outside of work, you should only meet with members of your household.”

He indicated that due to the massive surge of new infections, communities were urged to strictly comply with wearing of masks, sanitising regularly and staying away from crowded spaces

“Commuters making use of public transport are expected to wear face masks at all times. Failing to wear a face mask in public is an offence.

“A person in a public place who fails to comply with a verbal instruction by an enforcement officer to put on a mask, commits an offence and may be charged with contravention of the regulations.”

Tawana stated that it was the responsibility of public transport owners and drivers to provide commuters with sanitisers.

“Commuters should not be allowed to board public transport without wearing a face mask.

“All social, religious, political gatherings and other gatherings of any size are strictly prohibited.

“Restaurants and other eateries may only serve food for take-away or delivery.

“Attendance at funerals is restricted to a maximum of 50 people. No night vigils or post-funeral gatherings are permitted.”

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