Cops in South Africa stormed into a wedding at KwaZulu-Natal with guns and arrested a couple for getting married despite a lockdown on Sunday. Apart from the couple, around 50 guests were also arrested for being a part of the wedding. The cops entered the wedding venue when groom Jabulani Zulu (48) and his bride Nomthandazo Mkhize (38) had just said ‘I do.’ The uMhlathuze Municipality said the newlyweds would be ‘spending their honeymoon under stringent bail conditions.’
#CityOfuMhlathuze More than 50 people arrested in a wedding at Nseleni outside Richards Bay today for contravening the #COVID2019 #lockdown regulations @ZOPublications @GCIS_KZN @ecr9495 @ukhozi_fm @eNCA @SAPoliceService @Sandford_Police @SALGA_Gov l pic.twitter.com/NaMagUWpUg
— uMhlathuze (@UmhlathuzeM) April 5, 2020
The bride, groom and the wedding guests were arrested and taken to a police station outside Richards Bay. However, each guest was released on bail by paying Rs 1000.
A couple arrested on their wedding day at Nseleni in KwaZulu-Natal for violating the lockdown rules and regulations as they decided not to postpone their big day 1 pic.twitter.com/lyWCpaTUT0
— Mzilikazi wa Afrika (@IamMzilikazi) April 5, 2020