- JMPD cops swooped on a church in Observatory, Johannesburg, after receiving complaints about noice
- They impounded large sound equipment
- Joburg's MMC for Public Safety indicated that the City would shut down the church completely
Officers from the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department impounded sound equipment from a church in the city's Observatory area yesterday.
They were acting on complaints from neighbouring residents about the loud noise emanating from the church, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Michael Sun, Johannesburg's MMC for Public Safety, posted photos of the operation on Twitter. The cops could be seen loading large speakers, drums, and other musical equipment onto a truck.
Michael explained the reason for the operation:
We are not against any place of worship but lawlessness must be dealt with decisively. Enough is enough; we will be shutting this one down.
This isn't the first time cops have impounded such equipment from the same church. They did the same in May this year, according to a tweet by Michael at the time.
The name of the church remains unclear. Several tweeps expressed support for JMPD's action, adding that the noise is usually excessive, constant, and unbearable.
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