Two well-known night clubs in Kimberley were shut down for contravening the Covid-19 Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002.
TWO well-known night clubs in Kimberley were shut down for contravening the Covid-19 Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002.
It is believed that Dream Bar and Rio were shut down.
Spokesperson for the Department of Economic Development in the Northern Cape, Ali Diteme, confirmed that the nightclubs were shut down by the police after the owners ignored warnings not to trade.
Diteme indicated that the Disaster Management Act made specific reference to Section 27(2), published on September 18 2020, to prohibit nightclubs from trading during level 1 lockdown.
“The nightclub owners were aware of this, but they ignored the warning. We had a meeting with SAPS regarding this and it was agreed that we would issue the letters and they (the police) would enforce the law,” said Diteme.
According to Diteme, taverns can stay open but under strict conditions.
“We are busy with Sol Plaatje Municipality and the SAPS to monitor compliance-related matters.”