They will spend their first few hours as husband and wife behind bars after being arrested at their wedding on Sunday for breaching COVID-19 regulations.
The culprits were pinned down by the City of uMhlathuze Law Enforcement Unit during the operations in different areas.
A bride and groom were been arrested in Nseleni, northern KwaZulu-Natal, a short while ago. Police sources have confirmed to @TimesLIVE that the pastor, groomsmen and bridesmaids were also arrested for contravening regulations around the lockdown. @SundayTimesZA pic.twitter.com/4C0tru2fXr
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The South African Police Services arrested more people within the city with the assistance of the South African Defence Force, for breaching the regulations of the National Disaster Act, which called for everyone in the country to stay at home.
A couple arrested on their wedding day for violating the regulations set on lockdown.
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Today Police arrested 50 people who were attending a wedding at eNseleni outside Richards Bay. This will see the about-to-be newlyweds spending their honeymoon under stringent bail conditions. Amongst the arrested, is the Pastor who was officiating in the matrimony.
All who attended the wedding were taken to eMpangeni Police Station for their cases to be registered and for bail arrangements. Their cases will be dealt with after the lockdown period. They are charged for contravening amongst others the National Disaster Act and defying the Lockdown Regulations.