Overcrowded Sandton nightclub Blackdoor in Johannesburg manager was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after a police raid.
Police said he was arrested for violating the rules of the lockdown.
SAPS, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, the Gauteng Traffic Police and various law enforcement agencies closed the nightclub early Sunday morning.
This is after more than 300 sponsors were found in the facility after the allegedly midnight curfew.
Shots taken during the bust show that the nightclub is full of opportunities.
Police Minister Beke Cele, who was also present during the raid, said there was no social distance, no one was wearing a mask.
“It tells you that if the second wave comes, many will not be able to survive.”
Police have just shut down Blackdoor Lifestyle Lounge is Sandton.
The place was operating after 12h00am (packed beyond capacity), they could not present a liquor license and there was no appointed manager. pic.twitter.com/GuaO4cgWsL
— MEC Faith Mazibuko (@FaithMazibukoSA) October 24, 2020
Cele’s spokesman Liransu Temba confirmed that Blackdoor’s manager had been arrested for violating a blockchain regulation.
The manager was taken to the Sandton Police Department.
Temba said that more than 80,000,000 rubles worth of drinks were confiscated.
Meanwhile, in the XO Lounge in Midran, formerly known as Teazers, police found employees still inside the building after midnight.
They were fined R1,000 each for their release.
Scenes inside the #Blackdoor lounge in Sandton, It is one of several establishments shutdown by @SAPoliceService in the early hours of this morning for operating after 12h00am and during #Level 1 Lockdown. This club was also packed beyond capacity and many had no masks. pic.twitter.com/uEXNGezNpG
— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) October 25, 2020