A NEWLY married couple in South Africa spent their honeymoon behind bars after going ahead with their wedding despite coronavirus lockdown measures.
All 50 guests were also arrested, including the pastor, after a tip-off that the marriage was going ahead in KwaZulu-Natal despite bans on public gatherings.
The groom was seen helping his new wife into a police van in her wedding dress shortly after the mass arrest in Richards Bay.
A police spokesman said the couple would be ‘spending their honeymoon under stringent bail conditions.’
South Africa has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa, at 1,845 with 18 deaths, but that figure is expected to rise as the government embarks on a mass testing drive.