- Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has weighed in on the youngsters caught on video partying in violation of lockdown laws
- The politician says that those responsible for the Mabopane highway incident will be traced and brought to book
- Mbalula is appalled by the behaviour which resulted in the road being blocked
Mzansi was outraged after a clip of young people partying on a highway, openly disregarding lockdown restrictions, went viral.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula caught wind of the situation and has now vowed to take action.
The politician says that the incident, which took place on the Mabopane highway, was appalling and has promised that those involved will be traced and taken on over their transgressions.
Commenting on the situation, the Minister had slammed the behaviour of the partygoers as disgraceful:
“We are equally appalled by video clips of disgraceful behaviour by young people, in what is referred to as a ’dinho convoy’ along the R80 Mabopane Highway into the Daspoort tunnel, who were partying, drinking and blocking the road in large numbers."
Mbalula says that incidents like this will end in nothing less than tragedy, continuing to say that:
“These dastardly acts invariably end in tragedy ... This conduct is unacceptable, and our law enforcement authorities will show no mercy towards people who turn our roads into party spots and disregard either the rules of the road or the Covid-19 regulations.”
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that it seems that many local and international people have yet to take the severity of the coronavirus pandemic seriously.
Here in Mzansi, a large group of local youths has proved this to be the case after they started a tunnel party in Pretoria.
In a clip that was shared online by various Twitter accounts, the group of people can be seen closing off the Daspoort Tunnel in Pretoria with a convoy of cars.
In the clip, many of them are also drinking, dancing, and ignoring almost every Covid-19 safety guideline.
Sharing the clip on his page, Peter Ndoro wrote: Influencer tests positive for Covid-19:
"Got the rona, but I'm OK." "#COVID19 is real. My heart breaks to see young people ignoring the warnings. They shut the Daspoort Tunnel between Claremont and Danville in Pretoria. Sadly it’s their parents and elderly caregivers that will feel the brunt of virus when they bring it home."
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