Cape Town police say a case will be opened after a group of anti-vaxxers took to the street in Sea Point, in an illegal protest against vaccinations.
The case relates to alleged contraventions of lockdown rules.
Police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi said the protesters were peaceful and confirmed that there were no damages or injuries reported as Sea Point police monitored the movement of protesters.
“A case docket in terms of the Disaster Management Act (DMA) will be opened as the march was illegal,” he said.
The protest took place at the Sea Point swimming pool on Saturday 18 September, led by the World Wide Demonstration South Africa, a global initiative against Covid-19 vaccines.
— Esa Alexander (@ezaap) September 18, 2021
Its spokesperson, Clay Wilson told the Cape Times that this was their fourth protest, with more to come.
“We are not anti-vaxxers, we are so much more than that. The title ‘anti-vaxxers’ is misleading and only serves to label and dismiss us, but that name has stuck and reluctantly we will wear it if need be,” he said.
Wilson said the “rally” was attended by both those who are vaccinated and those who are not.
“What you saw was South Africans defending the integrity of their constitution.”