Roadblocks and other measures were put in place on Friday and Saturday to ensure adherence to the regulations on public transport during the lockdown period set by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
In a series of tweets, Mbalula indicated the various operations were held across the country to ensure compliance with the regulations.
On Friday 128 roadblocks were conducted throughout the country, 19 663 vehicles stopped and checked, and 240 vehicles in Gauteng sent back for travelling between provinces without permission.
Meanwhile, in aviation ten minibuses left for the OR Tambo International airport at around 06:00, transporting German nationals who were to fly out after being repatriated by their government.
•10 minibuses transported German nationals from Pretoria to OR Tambo International, who were to be repatriated back to Germany by their government. The convoy left Pretoria around 6pm. pic.twitter.com/TwAOQ75bPt
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) April 4, 2020
On Saturday Mbalula posted that “3,970 traffic and metro officers deployed to monitor amongst others social distancing in public transport and ensuring that people STAY HOME.”