A bride, groom, a priest and over 40 guests were arrested by South African Police (SAPS)for violating the lockdown order by holding their wedding in Richards Bay, a town in KwaZulu-Natal.
Jabulani Zulu, 48, and his bride Nomthandazo Mkhize, 38, said ‘I do’ in KwaZulu Natal province shortly before South African army officers stormed their wedding brandishing guns and wearing face masks.
They effected the arrest in the middle of their ceremony, and those arrested are being held in police cells at Empangeni Station.
They were arrested for breaching rules set out in the Disaster Management Act but were released on £43 bail.
The South African government had announced a 21-day total lockdown over Coronavirus, which began from midnight on March 26, 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa says it is necessary to “avoid a human catastrophe” and he instructed the army to enforce the restrictions.