- @callmethaboo shared an image of a R1 000 fine that someone received for not wearing a mask
- The fine states that the recipient was a taxi driver who did not wear a mask while transporting people
- The fine was given out in the Milnerton area of Cape Town and is dated 29 December
@callmethaboo on Twitter shared a picture of a R1 000 fine for not wearing a mask. It is unclear if Thabo received the fine or if he just shared it but the post has still gone viral as South Africans are in shock.
The incident occurred in Milnerton, Cape Town. According to the fine, the person who received the fine is a taxi driver. The reasoning written in the fine is: "Failure to wear a mask while transporting people."
The fine was dated 29 December. SAns cannot believe that someone has already been fined for failure to comply with government regulations.
Take a look at Thabo's tweet below:
Below are some of the concerned responses from Saffa tweeps:
"You won’t appear in court. My friend went through this, the money was supposed to return but..."
"People want to learn the hard way."
"Imagine having a criminal record because you didn't want to wear a mask."
@Stoanee said in response to the tweet:
"Admission of guilt will result in a criminal record. You should have denied it and challenge it at court."
"But were you listening to Ramaphosa? He said so..."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a tavern owner who was arrested for hosting a mask-less jol. During President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech, a clip was recorded of a mask-less party. In the background of the party, a TV set is seen on which Ramaphosa is making his announcement on the liquor ban.
This resulted in the video going viral and capturing the attention of the authorities, who swooped in to the tavern earlier this week and successfully arrested the owner for contravention of the Disaster Management Act.
This unfortunate incident has now resulted in authorities clamping down on venues and parties which have ignored the Covid-19 restrictions.
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