A manager from The Michael Collins Irish Pub & Restaurant (TMC) restaurant in Struisbaai was fined R1,500 at 9.07 pm for breaking curfew.
According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the manager was dropping staff off after work when she was pulled over and fined under lockdown rules.
The manager was a kilometer from her home when she was pulled over.
“OUR RESTAURANT MANAGER JUST GOT FINED R1500. Dropping of staff and pulled over at 21:07pm. 7 Minutes!!,” read part of the post shared on Facebook.
“Our staff is already working short time and bearly making ends meat. With all the government regulations all our restaurants are struggling to keep the doors open.”
The restaurant industry has expressed frustration at the reintroduction of the curfew and alcohol ban which has negatively impacted the already struggling sector.
The Restaurant Association of South Africa (Rasa) is organising a “Million Seats on the Streets” protest, planned for Wednesday 22 July.
It is expected that streets may have to be shut down as restaurant workers plan to demonstrate. A human chain is planned from parliament on July 24th.