Bangladesh shop-owner detained for violating COVID 19 regulations in Evaton

MECS Faith Mazibuko, Panyaza Lesufi and Emfuleni Mayor Gift Moarane

A Bangladeshi national shop owner was detained yesterday in Cambridge Shopping Center, Evaton for failing to adhere to lockdown regulations

He was allegedly selling meat with expired dates and trading without a temporary trading permit. The man also failed to produce either his passport or asylum papers.

The Evaton based business also lacked sanitisers, isolation room and thermometers which are the key requirements for any business to operate during the lockdown period. His shop was immediately closed .

The arrest was made during an operation which was conducted by Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko and acting Social Development MEC Panyaza Lesufi, together with Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) Executive Mayor, Reverend Gift Moerane.

The purpose of the operation was to monitor and assess compliance to COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

They visited Palm Springs Mall, Cambridge Shopping Centre and Evaton Mall.

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