Church elders arrested after attacking cops

Citizen Reporter

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Police tried to disperse roughly 250 congregants from an unlawful church service, however had chairs thrown at them as a substitute.

Police in Gauteng’s Sedibeng District arrested three individuals in Sebokeng on Sunday, for contravening the COVID-19 Catastrophe Administration Act rules, in addition to public violence.

In response to a press release, two male church elders, aged 47 and 69, and a 62-year previous lady had been arrested, after police responded to a report of an unlawful gathering at a church in Seboken Zone 7.

On arrival, the roughly 250 gathered congregants had been ordered to disperse, however as a substitute they allegedly began throwing chairs at law enforcement officials. Police responded by firing rubber bullets and stun grenades on the congregants.

“Police are calling on members of the general public to stick to the Lockdown Laws which have been put in place for everybody’s security towards the quick spreading COVID-19, and to not exit of their option to break the regulation,” the police’s assertion reads.

“Residents of Gauteng have finished effectively to date and are urged to proceed to report non-compliance with the Laws…”

The suspects stay in custody and can seem in court docket quickly.

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