Johannesburg – A large number of law enforcement members have been deployed to several parts of Soweto. This is part of the Covid-19 operation to crack down on non-compliance with lockdown regulations.
Leading the operation to make sure that people adhere to lockdown rules will be Gauteng police commissioner Elia Mawela and MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko.
SAPS members, Gauteng traffic police, the SANDF, and Metro police are stopping and searching motorists. Others are ensuring that shops that don’t comply are closed while others are distributing COVID-19 pamphlets and checking the 70% load regulation for minibus taxis at Bara taxi rank.
“We are in Soweto, with the Gauteng PC Lt. Gen. Mawela. We have been receiving complaints about non-compliance in many areas of Soweto. We started at the Bara rank, educating commuters and taxi drivers about the importance of social distancing, wearing a mask, and keeping hands clean,” Mazibuko said.