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NDZ and Cyril’s sneaky booze ban

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Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has admitted in court papers that the surprise announcement of the ongoing liquor ban was intentional and happened without consultation, because they did not want to give drinkers time to stock up.


13 Aug 2020
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NDZ and Cyril’s sneaky booze ban

A car guard helps pack the car of a last minute alcohol buyer at Makro in Edenvale, 26 March 2020. Picture: Neil McCartney

Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has conceded that government did not consult with affected industries or the public before reinstating the ban on alcohol sales last month – and she says this was deliberate. “Neither Cabinet nor I was opposed to consulting … It was simply that the circumstances on the ground did not permit this. There was an urgent need to take steps that would aid the health challenge,” Dlamini-Zuma said in papers filed in the High Court in Pretoria in response to a bid by the wine industry to overturn the ban insofar as it relates to wine....

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