COVID-19 in SA: Not wearing a mask in public is a crime

According to Correctional Services and Justice Minister Ronald Lamola, not wearing a mask in public is a crime. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Not wearing a mask in public is officially a criminal offence.

That's according to Correctional Services and Justice Minister Ronald Lamola.

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Lamola's announcement comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa scolded the country for flouting regulations.

"There have been instances where people have been irresponsible, they have not worn a mask when in public places including when entering shops or in taxis and various platforms," Lamola said.

"It has made the lives of members of the public difficult including law enforcement officers' lives very difficult if peopel are not wearing a mask in a particular place."

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