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Makhanda motorists bust for transporting booze during level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown

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Makhanda motorists bust for transporting booze during level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown
Police bust two motorists for transporting alcohol in Makhanda on Friday.

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Two Jap Cape motorists were arrested for transporting alcohol in contravention of the Catastrophe Administration Act (DMA) rules.

Jap Cape police spokesperson Sgt Majola Nkohli said the motorists were arrested in Makhanda on Friday.

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“The multidimensional intervention operation has pounced on two motorists for transporting liquor and were charged in terms of the DMA rules in Makhanda final evening,” said Nkohli.

“On Friday evening, members were conducting a automobile take a look at point at Queens Boulevard, Makhanda, when two vehicles were stopped during a routine take a look at.  A 21-three hundred and sixty five days-old vogue driver (lady) of a white Opel Corsa changed into once arrested for transporting over 13 litres of liquor. A 2d automobile, white VW Polo changed into once chanced on with over 20 litres of liquor, and a 30-three hundred and sixty five days-old vogue driver changed into once arrested for contravening the Catastrophe Administration Act rules.”

Two motorists were arrested for transporting alcohol in contravention of the Catastrophe Administration Act rules in Makhanda on Friday.

Checklist: SAPS

President Cyril Ramaphosa banned the sale of alcohol when he positioned the country on level 4 in a utter to curb the spread of Covid-19 on Sunday.

“The sale of alcohol for both on-characteristic and off-characteristic consumption is illegitimate,” Ramaphosa announced during the “family assembly”.

“Our ministerial advisory committee has told that the cramped restrictions previously imposed weren’t that effective and that a prohibition will ease the stress that is positioned on nicely being facility companies by alcohol-linked emergency incidents.”

The gazetted rules states that: “the sale, allotting and distribution of liquor is illegitimate. The transportation of liquor is illegitimate, besides where alcohol is required for industries producing hand sanitisers, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial spend and household cleaning products.”

by Philani Nombembe

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Makhanda motorists bust for transporting booze during level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown