By Rashim Nabanja
Marriage got off to an unexpected start for a pair of newlyweds in South Africa when police showed up to their celebration.
This all started when the police got a tip-off that a couple in KwaZulu-Natal was planning to go through with a wedding ceremony despite a nationwide ban on all public gatherings because of coronavirus.
According to BBC News, the ceremony had 50 guests, a pastor conducting the ceremony, and the newlyweds who ended up all being arrested and taken to a police station outside Richards Bay.
The whole group is expected to be charged.
Videos that show the groom helping his wife into the back of the police van circulated all over the internet as people felt pity for how the couple began off their new journey.
The uMhlathuze municipality said the newlyweds would be “spending their honeymoon under stringent bail conditions.”
South Africa, which has about 1,655 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 11 deaths, is now in the second week of one of the world’s strictest lockdowns.
Nothing but essential movement is permitted, and there is even a ban on buying alcohol and cigarettes.
The lockdown is said to be lasting for a period of three weeks.