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Cape Town woman (41) arrested for jogging

WESTERN CAPE – A 41-year-old woman was arrested in Table View in Cape Town after police tried questioned her on why she was running down Otto du Plessis Drive, this according to the police.

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The SAPS has noted videos doing rounds on social media platforms about the arrest of a woman by Table View police officials yesterday(Tuesday, 05 May 2020), said Brigadier Novela Potelwa in a press statement.

He says: “What the SAPS would like to categorically state is that Table View police officials on patrol yesterday spotted a woman running along the beach at 14:25. Upon approaching her, they duly advised the person in question that exercising under level 4 of lockdown is permitted only between 6:00 and 09:00.”

Potelwa says: “She refused to cooperate with the police, evading questions posed to her. That prompted police to take action against her. She (41-year-old suspect)was henceforth arrested and charged in terms of the Disaster Management Act regulations. As she resisted the arrest and swore at police during the arrest, additional charges relating to resisting arrest and crimes injuria were added. She was taken to Table View police station where she was warned to appear in court on 02 September 2020.”

He says due to the nature of the incident and the difficulty it posed on the arresting officials, police also took cellphone footage of the arrest. He adds: “At a convenient time, it will be made use of.” 

Police continue to plead with community members to respect the rule of law, concludes Potelwa.

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