In this video by ‘Morning Shot’ we see that you will have a criminal record if you are arrested not wearing a mask in South Africa. The Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, had noted with great concern the arrest of 7 455 citizens who were caught not wearing masks in public in 15 Days of the lockdown. The video looks at the consequences of these arrests.

Since the start of the National Lockdown in March 2020, over 342 000 people have been arrested for contravening the Disaster Management Act.

Read: 15 Days of lockdown – 20 000 people arrested, 7455 for not wearing masks

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