A joyful celebration of love between a pair of newlyweds in South Africa took a twist on Sunday when the police showed up to arrest the couple for contravening the lockdown regulations.
South African police and defence force got a tip-off about the wedding in KwaZulu-Natal happening despite a nationwide ban on public gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, South Africa Times reported.
All 50 wedding guests, the pastor who conducted the ceremony, and the newlyweds themselves were promptly arrested and taken to a police station outside Richards Bay.
They are to be charged in court.
A widely circulated video on Twitter shows the moment the besuited groom helps his wife into the back of a police van in her white wedding dress, complete with train and veil: