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News: Police caution the public about alleged planned illegal activity in Kanana

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: The South African Police Service (SAPS) in the province noted with concern the message circulating on various social media platforms notifying motorists and residents of Kanana about the so called massive shutdown on Monday, 1 June 2020. 

The public is reminded that in terms Regulation 37(1) (Level 3 of Lockdown) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), all gatherings are prohibited except for faith-based institution, funeral, workplace for work purpose, an agricultural auction and professional non-contact sports match. All the law abiding citizens are therefore advised to respect the rule of law and not to participate in actions that are destined to undermine and challenge the authority of the State especially during the Lockdown where people are expected not to leave their residences unless it is under reasons or circumstances as stated herein above.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena would like to warn the public not to use social media platforms to encourage, incite and mobilise others to commit crime. He reiterated that the police will not condone any action that is intended to cause destruction of property including Essential Infrastructure and disruption of basic services and schooling. Thus, he is calling upon all members of the public to not only avoid being part of any action that is intended to undermine or challenge the authority of the State, but to work with the police by reporting those who commit crime.


Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone
082 496 9642





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