A newlywed couple that has finally get married and jailed on the same day after police marched their wedding for going against the COVID-19 lockdown rules.
The couple (name withheld) had just said their ‘I dos’ when armed police marched the ceremony which was taking place in front of 53 guests.
Footage taken in South Africa shows armed police marching the wedding and rounding up guests.
The groom, in his suit, and the bride, in her wedding dress, are then put in the back of a police van.
The officers had marched the wedding with guns and face masks after a concerned member of the public alerted them to it.
The 53 wedding guests who witnessed the ceremony were also arrested, along with the priest, and taken to the eMpangeni police station on Sunday, April 5.
One guest said: “The police and soldiers were armed to the teeth and they stormed the tent where the wedding was taking place and arrested everyone.”
Police were reported as saying the couple spent “their honeymoon under harsh bail conditions”.
It comes as another couple was arrested for breaching the lockdown after getting married 70 miles away in Nkandla on March 28.
Jabulani Zulu, 48, and his wife, Nomthandazo, 38, were arrested but released on a bail of R1,000 (£44.58)
The weddings have given rise Nkandla mayor Thami Ntuli to remind people of the importance of staying home.
Mayor Ntuli said: “People should know that a national shutdown was not made for particular people, but all of us. Read Here