Ask for mercy from court, not us – police
13 July 2021 | Police
Deputy commissioner Vilho Kalwenya of the Kavango East police says they will no longer be lenient to those defying the Covid-19 regulations.
He stressed that culprits will have to ask for forgiveness when they appear in court.
Kalwenya made the remarks yesterday when asked about police operations during the pandemic with regards to the measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus.
Kalwenya revealed that Kavango East recorded 19 arrests over the weekend related to the nation-wide curfew.
“We have no more mercy. The time for forgiveness is no more. If we find you in contravention of the regulations, we will arrest you, charge you and give you a date to appear in court. People should go ask for mercy at the court,” he said.
We will confiscate your alcohol
Kalwenya also gave a stern warning to individuals illegally selling alcohol between Fridays and Sundays.
He said those guilty will be arrested, adding that the alcohol will be confiscated and the court will determine whether it must be destroyed or sold through public auction. “Your items will be forfeited to the state,” he warned.
The commissioner called on the public to adhere to the measures to curb the further spread of Covid-19, which had claimed at least 1 991 lives by Sunday.