Bride, Groom And 50 Guests Arrested For Holding Wedding During Lockdown

A bride, a groom, and their wedding guests were arrested in South Africa for violating lockdown rules and attending the wedding party. According to Daily Mail, Jabulani Zulu, 48, and his bride Nomthandazo Mkhize, 38, married on Sunday in a ceremony that was interrupted by police storming in with guns. Photos and videos being circulated on social media show the couple climbing into a police vehicle after being arrested. 

South Africa is in the second week of a strict lockdown to contain the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus.BBC reports that police received a tip that the wedding in KwaZulu-Natal was taking place despite a ban on public gatherings and arrived at the venue shortly after the couple said “I do”. 

The bride, groom, their priest and 50 wedding guests were all arrested and taken to a police station outside Richards Bay.

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