Doctor bust for breaching curfew says he will do it to attend emergencies

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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.
 

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So this aunt, her family as well as the doctor have never heard of emergency ambulance services?
 

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So this aunt, her family as well as the doctor have never heard of emergency ambulance services?
If you have family members that are docs, you will normally call them first (it's free) and I would trust my family and friend HCPs more than unknowns.

sincerely ,
IL (who has 9 immediate HCPs of different specialities that I can call on before I even think of their colleagues who they would recommend if it would be necessary)
 

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So how can the constitution be amended to highlight this against looting/violence groups during pandemic rules, surely it illustrates something a scociety should not deal with-? And when will the dots be connected about violence, like it seems the violence virus has spread to the Western Cape now, its time leadership jumps up and out from somewhere.
 

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Its a pandemic and they are arresting doctors?
all doctors should be in bed like good kids at 9pm. Nothing medical happens after that any way.
If we believe the goveruour medical industry is over worked and spread thinly. Emergency services are not coping… hey but lets arrest a doctor for helping out in the middle of a pandemic
 

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So this aunt, her family as well as the doctor have never heard of emergency ambulance services?
According to the government they are so busy with the pandemic.
how long does a wheewo wagon in south africa take these days?
 

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“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.
It would be clearer if we knew whether or not the doctor actually presented them with ID conforming he was a doctor.

Oh for the love of god!

*have*
**HAVE**
He covered his bases... should have, would of :)
 

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It would be clearer if we knew whether or not the doctor actually presented them with ID conforming he was a doctor.
It's not as if this country has a constitutional right of freedom of movement.

This is a perfect example of why the lockdowns and curfews are unconstitutional. A qualified doctor shouldn't need to go looking for a permit to save someone's life .

Civil society needs to take up this case and tear down the lockdowns with it.
 

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It's not as if this country has a constitutional right of freedom of movement.

This is a perfect example of why the lockdowns and curfews are unconstitutional. A qualified doctor shouldn't need to go looking for a permit to save someone's life .

Civil society needs to take up this case and tear down the lockdowns with it.

The Supreme Court of Appeal disagrees with that statement.

Freedom of movement doesn't mean that one is never allowed to be stopped or questioned.
 

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what exactly do Doctors have to identify them as such now days?

What happened to the old Doctor on call stickers - don't see those anymore?
 

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Lol reminds of when I got pulled over during original lockdown, showed the copper my Cert on my phone and he took great delight in informing me that I’m going to jail because he can only accept printed copies. So I promptly pulled out my mobile printer and printed one for him.

He was then a very sad panda
 

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Its a pandemic and they are arresting doctors?
all doctors should be in bed like good kids at 9pm. Nothing medical happens after that any way.
If we believe the goveruour medical industry is over worked and spread thinly. Emergency services are not coping… hey but lets arrest a doctor for helping out in the middle of a pandemic
Might just have been an excuse. I guess there is maybe more to the story.
 
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