- The 21-day lockdown has begun but some citizens are already acting irresponsibly
- Johannesburg police caught some citizens out who did not heed the call to stay at home during the lockdown
- The aim of the lockdown is to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country
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It has only been a few hours since the 21-day lockdown curfew in Mzansi but some citizens are already acting irresponsibly.
The lockdown was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
It came into effect at midnight on Thursday and will run until 16 April.
In a video doing the rounds on social media, Johannesburg police came across some citizens who did not heed the call to stay at home.
They had been patrolling the streets in the CBD.
@_BlackZA captioned the post:
"We need to cooperate with the police... It's not even 12 hours already people are acting clever."
Some of those who acted "clever" were caught drinking and driving, while others could not explain what they were doing on the street after curfew.
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Social media users have reacted with concern after seeing the video.
"Yazi my heart is broken by such actions, we are very irresponsible, act childish, trying to be smart for no reason. People need to grow and act responsible. I foresee the 21 days lockdown extended because of our actions #LOCKSOUTHAFRICADOWN #21daysLockdownSA."
"This is just irresponsible of us citizens, acting like little kids. Let's all stay home. There's no need for our enforcement to be pushing adults."
"Why can't our people just comply and stop behaving like animals, always want to be monitored."
"So our people can't obey the laws of the country if they are not "policed"? Eish! Spoiled nation."
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