WATCH: Tavern in Klerksdorp goes viral

WATCH: Tavern in Klerksdorp goes viral

A tavern owner found himself in a mess after a video of a group of patrons allegedly breaking lockdown regulations at his venue, went viral on social media this week.

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Police acted swiftly after the video circulated on social media platforms displaying what looked like more than 50 patrons breaking lockdown regulations at the tavern just outside Klerksdorp on Wednesday.

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The disturbing footage displays zero social distancing, and people are seen having a good time, some with their masks on their chins, holding up bottles of alcohol and dancing. 

Following the circulation of the video, the 54-year-old tarven owner was issued with a notice to appear before the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday, 28 September 2020 for contravening Regulation 14(6) read with 5(2)(b) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002).

Police have urged members of the public and business owners, once again to ensure strict compliance with the general measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 as stipulated in the lockdown regulations, including the mandatory wearing of cloth face masks and social distancing.

As per level 2 regulations, while the sale of alcohol is permitted at all liquor outlets, the number of guests, at any time, remains limited to prevent the spread of the virus.

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