230 000 people arrested for lockdown crimes – Cele

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Bheki Cele, minister of police. Picture: Roger Sedres
Bheki Cele, minister of police. Picture: Roger Sedres

Police Minister Bheki Cele said almost 230 000 people have been arrested for contravening level 4 lockdown regulations.

At a press briefing on Friday, Cele said the number of arrests had doubled compared to level 5.

“When we were still on level 5, we had about 107 000 cases opened with 118 000 people charged for the contravention of the lockdown regulations. In just over a month, this number has more than doubled and is almost at 230 000,” said Cele.

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