Cops bust Saffas partying at a club past curfew with no masks

Cops bust Saffas partying at a club past curfew with no masks

- A video showing South African police officers clearing out and shutting down a nightclub has been shared to Twitter

- Police Ministry Spokesperson Lirandzu Themba shared the video to her account explaining that several clubs had been shut down

- Saffa tweeps took to Themba's replies section to share their thoughts about the club-goers

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Police officers honed in and shut down a nightclub in Sandton. According to Police Ministry Spokesperson Lirandzu Themba, the club was packed beyond capacity (over 300 patrons) and many club-goers were not wearing masks.

Themba says that BlackDoor Lifestyle Lounge was one of several establishments shut down by the South African Police Services in the early hours of this morning. She added that the club was one of many that were operating after 12am.

According to lockdown Level 1 regulations, nightclubs are supposed to remain closed to the public but many have not followed this rule. Themba also uploaded a video of Police Minister Bheki Cele speaking to the press about the nightclub.

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Police have shutdown a nightclub in Sandton. Source: @LirandzuThemba / Twitter
Source: Twitter

On the official South African Government website about Alert level 1, under the headline, places and premises closed to the public, "72. (1) says "Nightclubs are closed to the public." Take a look at the video of the police clearing the club below:

Take a look at Bheki Cele speaking about the club:

Here's what some tweeps had to say about the reckless partying:

@Mbawula_Kasgo wrote:

"People don't even wear condoms when drunk, how would you expect them to wear masks? They can't even wear safety belts."

@Kozzy_8 said:

"Clubs are banned under Level 1 but they all open and idiots still go out at all hours of the night."

@RhuOne added:

"Everyone inside that club should’ve been arrested." previously reported on packed party spots in Mzansi being a concern for a Covid-19 resurgence. There is a growing concern that the party scene in South Africa might cause a resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been noted that there are many places that are operating past the midnight curfew and filled past capacity.

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According to a video making the rounds on social media, a shisanyama in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria had hundreds of people partying with no face masks on. This was also the case at a venue in Johannesburg called Altitude Beach, showing young people taking part in irresponsible behaviour.

Universities South Africa (USAF) expressed that they had a concern for reckless student behaviour since the lockdown in South Africa had been relaxed.

"There are reports of students mingling recklessly, throwing parties within residences and visiting nightclubs with not much regard for the safety protocols,” they said in a statement.

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