South Africa: A bride and groom were arrested on their wedding day for violating lockdown rules in South Africa by army officers.
Along with the bride and groom a priest and fifty guests were taken as the Army officers raided the wedding.
The groom, Jabulani Zulu and his bride Nomthandazo Mkhize 38, were exchanging their vows when the officers stormed their wedding brandishing their guns and of course wearing their masks.
The officers had received a tip-off about the wedding taking place on Saturday in KwaZuku-Natal. Due to coronavirus there is a ban on all public gatherings.
The newly weds along with their pastor and fifty guest were taken to police station outside Richards Bay. All will be charges in the court on Monday.
The footage circulating the social media show the moment the Groom is helping his bride get inside the back of the police car.
Zululand Observer has reported “Groom Jabulani Zulu (48) and his bride Nomthandazo Mkhize (38) were arrested for contravening the Disaster Management Act and restrictions on the gathering of people during the lockdown”
It is also reported they were released on R1000 bail each.
South Africa has over 1,655 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 11 deaths have been reported. The country is facing one of the worlds strictest lockdowns.
Mduduzi Mhlongo, the mayor of uMhlathuze, South Africa, released a statement criticizing the people for violating the lockdown.
The moment the wedding was raided
The Mayor stated 50 people were arrested at an illegal wedding. He also said the pastor officiating the matrimony and everyone attending the wedding was arrested.
He also appealed to the people to strictly follow the lockdown rules as the number of coronavirus cases is increasing. He also appreciated the people who have adhered to the lockdown rules.