KZN Man with COVID-19 Infection Arrested for Attempted Murder After Returning to Work


According to reports, a Kwazulu-Natal man (52), who allegedly tested positive for COVID-19, has been arrested for attempted murder when he returned to work after his positive test result.

According to IOL, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, National Police Spokesperson, said that the man travelled through various countries to South Africa. When he returned on 18 March, he tested positive for Covid-19 and was instructed to self-quarantine for at least 14 days pending the blood results.

The 52-year-old man continued with his business and in doing so disregarded the instructions of a doctor, allegedly contravening regulations in terms of the National Disaster Act pertaining to the Covid-19 virus. The suspect was arrested and removed to a hospital where he is currently being treated.

Naidoo also said that the man has been in contact with a list of 27 people at his workplace and a religious gathering. These people have been sought for testing.

He said that a case of attempted murder is being investigated by the Ladysmith SAPS.