Couple Arrested On Their Wedding Day For Violating Coronavirus Lockdown Order [Photos/Video]

April 6, 2020

A bride, a groom, a pastor and 50 other guests were arrested for defying lockdown orders for a in .

Series of and videos shows the couple being whisked away by the on their wedding day for violating the 21-days lockdown restrictions by the government.

According to reports, the couple had spent a lot of money to prepare for their big day and could not fathom the thought of postponing it to a later date. They decided to then break the law and conduct it anyway, risking coronavirus spreading among the guests.

Police officers and military men stormed the tent where the wedding was taking place on Saturday and arrested all the 53 people in attendance.

The Police spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, who confirmed the incidenti on Sunday, said the waere made after a whistle-blower told the police a wedding was taking place in the area.

“We arrested 53 people, including the bridegroom, his bride and the pastor for violating the Disaster Management Act,” said Naidoo.

He told South Africans that members of the public were giving them information on illegal gatherings because they were concerned about the spread of the coronavirus.

Naidoo urged people to stop trying to have secret gatherings, saying the police would continue to arrest them.

The police said that the couple, who had already spent their first night of wedding in the police cells of Empangeni Station, will appear in court today (Monday) to apply for bail.

footage of the arrests showed the bride being escorted into a police van in her white wedding gown, along with the groom who was dressed in suit.

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