Police arrest manager of Blackdoor Lifestyle Lounge in Sandton
Police have arrested the manager of the popular Blackdoor Lifestyle Lounge in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The police said the manager was arrested for breaking lockdown regulations.
This shut down came after 300 patrons were allegedly found in the club after the midnight curfew.
In the video footage of the bust, cars were seen parked to full capacity.
Police minister Bheki Cele, who was also present during the bust, indicated that social distancing rule was flouted and no-one wore a mask.
“It tells you that if the second waves comes, not many will survive.”
Cele’s spokesperson Lirandzu Themba confirmed the arrest of Blackdoor’s manager for operating a business without a liquor licence and breaking the lockdown level one regulations.
He was detained at Sandton police station and over R800,000 worth of liquor was seized.
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
Police Minister Bheki Cele explains why the #BlackDoor nightclub in Sandton was raided by @SAPoliceService in the early hours of Sunday morning. The owner of the club will be charged with contravention of the Disaster Management Act. pic.twitter.com/WQafjYOYCI
— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) October 24, 2020
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
On the other hand, employees of Midrand at XO Lounge, formerly known as Teazers, were found on the premises after midnight.
They had to pay a R1,000 fine each to be released.
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