Police minister Bheki Cele has published new data showing how many people have paid admission of guilt fines for breaching the country’s lockdown regulations.
The South African Police Service can give a person arrested on suspicion of a less serious crime, an option to pay an admission of guilt fine.
The fine is an admission of guilt for a less serious offence without having to appear in court, preventing an overload of the court system.
However, an admission of guilt also comes with a criminal record.
Cele said in a recent written parliamentary Q&A, that from when the National State…