Residents adhere to lockdown

The usually bustling streets of Wynberg were quiet.

The main roads in Southern Mail’s distribution areas have been empty for the most part as residents adhere to the lockdown rules which started on
Friday March 27 to flatten the curve of Covid-19.

Steenberg, Grassy Park and Muizenberg police along with the South African
National Defence Force (SANDF) and other law enforcement agencies had been
enforcing operations to make sure residents comply and those who are on the roads have proper permits and reasons for being out.

However, in certain parts of Cafda, Parkwood, Lavender Hill, Ottery and informal settlements, people have not been adhering to these rules.

Community leaders from Overcome Heights, Parkwood, Vrygrond, Ottery and other areas have said residents, especially children, have been out of their homes as if it is a holiday and not a lockdown.

Steenberg police confirmed that since the start of the lockdown until Monday March 30 several arrests had been made for contravening the Disaster Management Act. Most of these arrests were made in Lavender Hill and Retreat.

Grassy Park police issued two fines and arrested 17 people at the time of going to print. The two who were issued fines are from Eagle Park and the 17 people who were arrested are from Parkwood.

Muizenberg police made 26 arrests under the Disaster Management Regulation Act since Thursday March 26 until Monday March 30.

All those detained appeared in court.