Cele clarifies: No jogging, no walking the dog

Cele clarifies: No jogging, no walking the dog

The country’s security cluster has clarified regulations on jogging and dog-walking during the national lockdown period.

Bheki Cele on dog walking

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize previously said that South Africans will be able to walk their dogs or go for a run during the 21-day national lockdown period.


The country’s security cluster met on Wednesday, less than 30 hours before the lockdown will be effected and resolved that no such activities will take place.


“Basically, the law is that you stay at home, and the exceptions if you look at them, are for survival,” said Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

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Police Minister Bheki Cele warned that those who contravene the rule will be fined or thrown in jail for at least 6 months.


“There shall be no dogs that will be walked. It doesn’t enhance the call made by the president. If you really want to walk your dog around your house – it ends there, it cannot go beyond that,” he said.

Mkhize says it will not be in the interest of South Africans to allow such activities. 

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