Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned South Africans to expect more roadblocks as government enforces lockdown regulations.
Cele made the comment during the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) briefing on Wednesday.
The JCPS serves within the National Coronavirus Command Council and updated the state on government’s plans to combat the spread of COVID-19 following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the state on Sunday.
Cele said that the JCPS was deeply concerned by the rising number of coronavirus cases within the country. By Bastille Day the country had 298,292 confirmed coronavirus cases, with quite 4,000 deaths.
“We all know of somebody who tested positive or we’ve a loved one who has been infected. We’ve seen the devastation COVID-19 has brought on health, lives, business and jobs. This pandemic is indiscriminate. nobody is immune.”