Possible jail time for not wearing a mask in public
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says a person may be fined, or spend up to six months in prison for not wearing a mask in public.
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COVID-19 in SA: Not wearing a mask in public is a crimePresident Cyril Ramaphosa scolded the country for flouting regulations.
Failure to enforce wearing of masks can get you a criminal record: LamolaFailure to enforce the wearing of a face mask could result in a criminal record for event organisers, store managers and other compliance officers, the government has warned.
Failure to enforce wearing of masks can get you a criminal record: LamolaAnd if individual compliance does not improve, then the government may impose the same criminality on individuals who do not adhere to the mandatory wearing of masks.
Decision to criminalise the non-wearing of masks not an easy one – LamolaThose in charge of buildings at workplaces, churches, or even responsible for organising funerals, must ensure everyone wears a mask.
No one will be arrested for not wearing a mask - yetGovernment says non-adherence to the new regulation might force them to reconsider if individuals should face the law for not wearing masks.
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