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 in the National Coronavirus Command Council and updated the nation on government’s plans to combat the spread of COVID-19 following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation on Sunday.
Cele said that the JCPS was deeply concerned by the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. By 14 July the country had 298,292 confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 4,000 deaths.
“We all know of someone who tested positive or we have a family member who has been infected. We’ve seen the devastation COVID-19 has brought on health, lives, business and jobs. This pandemic is indiscriminate. No one is immune.”