The minister of police, Bheki Cele has expressed his anger on Monday on the demise of three Tshwane metro law enforcement officials whose car collided with a suspected drunk driver.
The minister who was in assist of the ban on alcohol throughout the lockdown was saddened by the incident which occurred on within the early hours of Sunday, few days after the ban was lifted.
“The lives of those younger officers have been minimize brief by a person who selected to drink and act irresponsibly.”
“Whereas the alcohol ban has been lifted below lockdown stage 2, it nonetheless stays the duty of those that devour alcohol to take action with out placing themselves and people round them in peril,” mentioned Cele.
“If alcohol was consumed at residence as per authorities’s directive, the lack of lives may have been prevented.”
He additional defined that the drunk driver and his passenger didn’t solely break the regulation on ingesting and driving but in addition broke the curfew which requires folks to be indoors by 10pm.
Police minister urged regulation enforcers to place in additional effort to ensure incidents like this are prevented from occurring.
“Whereas this incident is a good loss to the metro police division, law enforcement officials will proceed of their numbers, to implement the regulation and clamp down onerous, particularly on reckless behaviour introduced on by alcohol abuse,” he added.
He forwarded his condolences to the household, mates and colleagues of the deceased.