Police break up a community gathering - SA reacts to the photos

Police break up a community gathering - SA reacts to the photos

- The police have been photographed breaking up a community gathering

- South Africans reacted negatively to the police's actions

- They felt it was unacceptable and heavy-handed

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As the lockdown is extended, the police are moving in to clamp down on gatherings and dispersing crowds, with force.

The lockdown is only effective if people distance themselves from each other, however, people did not react positively to photos of the police breaking up a community gathering and throwing food onto the ground for the dogs to eat.

Briefly.co.za learned that the people did not react well to the photos of the police posted on social media.

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In fact, some people were furious at the police.

@Zweli__: "Food is essential."
@KayMahlatsi: "Did they have to do that to their food though?"
@Jeffrey17397592: "This is a shame for a African police officers to do such."
@sipuxolo13: "What measures did the government take to ensure that people in the rurals understand what is happening in the country? @PresidencyZA @SAPoliceService"
@IamThusilitius: "No this is not right. If this is funeral guys, funeral is funeral I also had funeral this past weekend at one of my family and we did slaughter a cow and cooked everything that's is eaten at the funeral. This behaviour from police is totally unacceptable."

In other news, Briefly.co.za, reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the lockdown for another two weeks.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed South Africans on the eve ahead of the Easter weekend and provided some clarity on the current coronavirus crisis.

After two weeks of nationwide lockdown, Ramaphosa filled an anxious country in on the way forward:

"The struggle against the coronavirus is far from over. We are only at the very beginning of a monumental struggle that demands our every resource and every effort. We cannot relax and we cannot be complacent."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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