- Mar 27, 2007
An ear, nose and throat specialist spent Friday night in the Edenvale police holding cells with four other people. He was accused of violating the Covid-19 curfew.
Jardine said after he received a call from a cousin on Friday afternoon that his aunt needed medical treatment and there was no help nearby, he drove to Quellerina to attend to his aunt who was getting dehydrated.
Jardine said he left Quellerina after 9pm.
“At Eastgate, the police stopped me and demanded a permit and demanded an ID. I said I was doctor. They did not believe me,” Jardine said.
He said he told them that a hospital he worked from was not far from where he was arrested.
At 11.30pm on Friday, he said he was interviewed by a detective who set bail at R2,000.
“I said I did not have cash.” Jardine remained in the cell.
Jardine only got his cellphone back at 2am and a family member came with the bail money and he was released on Saturday at 5am.
An ear, nose and throat specialist spent Friday night in police cells with four other people for allegedly violating the 9pm curfew.