Some members of the public who opened their businesses on election day countrywide, were arrested for breaching the electoral Act
Caught red handed by the Mapholaneng police at their respective shops that sell alcohol and grocery, were a man and woman who are residents of Makhoaba in the Malingoaneng Constituency.
An officer commanding the Mapholaneng Police Station Senior Inspector Mphelehetse Khatleli said, the man is apparently a Community Councilor while the woman is just an ordinary villager.
Senior Inspector Khatleli said the two broke the law by opening their shops during the voting period as the law does not allow anyone to open shops between 7am and 5pm during voting
He said the suspects will appear in court soon