- Motjeka Madisha's father was arrested for contravening the Disaster Management Act
- The police took him into custody, alleging that the funeral service had breached social distancing rules
- Attendees at the wedding have said that the police were armed and very aggressive
Motjeka Madisha’s father was arrested by police after laying his son to rest. He was charged with breaching the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.
A group of police were filmed taking Motjeka Madisha’s father into custody and soon went viral. He was paid a fine for contravening the Disaster Management Act.
The family has accused the police of intimidation and maintained that there were only 50 people invited to the funeral and they made sure that no more were allowed inside the tent according to The Citizen.
The video of the police arresting Motjeka Madisha’s father has caused an uproar on social media.
"Then after they have eaten I mean the police of about 25. They approached the family for a meeting, were they said Covid 19 regulations were violated so they want to arrest Motjeka Madisha's parents. Which angered the community."
People who attended the funeral said that the situation was very tense and the police were very aggressive and armed.
Briefly.co.za looked at some of the reactions from social media users to the incidcent.
"At the funeral of the Bapedi King they didn’t threaten anyone with arrest. And that was a week or two ago. Also in Limpopo. Worse, President also commented about the number of attendees."
"Well done to everyone who was involved, heartless police officers. After everything that the parents of Ace went through they still had the guard to treat them that way."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha had tragically passed away in a car accident late last year and his remains are finally being laid to rest.
Social media users have taken to the internet to pay tribute to the late Mamelodi Sundowns player as he is given a send-off.
In other news, South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has spoken out about player safety on the roads. Jordaan stated that all professional players must begin using services such as Uber for their safety.
Jordaan's statement comes after Anele Ngcongca and Motjeka Madisha were killed in two separate car crashes. Reports say that other suggestions regarding player safety included taking up advanced driving courses.
Jordaan urged players to take precautionary measures when travelling to ensure their safety, especially now that it's the festive season.
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