Mourners exterior Mlangeni’s house not prosecuted as a result of it was ‘spontaneous’

Cele was responding to EFF MP Ringo Madlingozi who wished to know whether or not the minister had taken any steps in opposition to authorities officers who violated the lockdown rules once they attended Mlangeni’s funeral service.

The spontaneity excuse was additionally utilized by transport minister Fikile Mbalula after a public outcry over the gathering, with scores of individuals taking to social media to query whether or not leaders have been exempt from abiding by the regulation, which permits for as much as 50 folks to collect at funerals.

On the time, Mbalula stated the individuals who surrounded Mlangeni’s coffin had “erupted spontaneously”.

“The truth is that we have been lower than 10 [from the ANC]. The ANC wouldn’t collect folks and deal with them within the atmosphere of the coronavirus,” he stated.

“They [people] spontaneously erupted and joined the road. When the coffin arrived, folks moved ahead. The marshals tried to push them again,” stated Mbalula.

In a separate response, Cele revealed that 466 folks have been arrested for convening unlawful gatherings in Khayelitsha between March 27 and August 21. The gatherings have been associated to unlawful land invasions in that township in the course of the lockdown.

DA MP Noko Masipa wished particulars of arrests as a result of unlawful gatherings in Khayelitsha and to know how many individuals have been arrested and charged for destruction of property.