Gauteng Department of Health obtains court order to force church to disperse
The Gauteng Department of Health had to obtain yet another court order, this time the order is against a church in Katlehong. The church has been interdicted and restrained with immediate effect from convening a church service that is not in accordance with the gazetted regulations as released by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
The concerns surrounding the church gathering was brought to the attention of the Department by the community where the church is based.
Non-compliance of the gazetted regulations can result in a fine or an arrest. Mass gatherings exposes people to great risk. The measures that have been announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa are put in place to help contain and prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
We are appealing to everyone in Gauteng to take these regulations very seriously, and to be part of the solution in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Government of South Africa