Police have warned members of the public violating the lockdown regulations to be ready to face the full might of the law.
The Portfolio Committees on Police, Defence and Military Veterans have noted with concern various reports suggesting that the security forces are abusing their powers in enforcing the lockdown regulations.
An estimated 500 foreign nationals have been removed from the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town, despite attempts to resist the police operation by locking themselves inside the building.
Police say they cannot confirm at this stage if a video of families having a braai on the street in their neighbourhood in George in the Western Cape happened during the lockdown.
Police Minister, Bheki Cele, says his department is investigating 26 cases related to police brutality across the country.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has arrested a Ekurhuleni Metro Police officer in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at Vosloorus township, in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
Free State police have sent a strong warning to motorists and pedestrians who fail to adhere to the country’s lockdown regulations.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says they will be intensifying roadblocks across the country in order to enforce the nationwide lockdown regulations.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he will meet with religious leaders in Gauteng on Friday amid government moves to try and control the spread of the coronavirus.
Police in Welkom in the Free State have arrested 15 rival members of the IJP and Al Qaeda gangs. This follows the murder of a 69-year-old woman and attacks on three other people at a house in Welkom.