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‘Out-of-control’ drinkers could force government’s hand

General 5 months ago

Despite WhatsApp and social media messages claiming otherwise, President Cyril Ramaphosa isn’t expected to renew the ban on the sale of alcohol just yet, but several sectors of government have expressed concern over the spate in accidents and other alcohol-related incidents over the past few days.


25 Aug 2020
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‘Out-of-control’ drinkers could force government’s hand

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Reintroducing the ban on alcohol may not be on government’s to-do list just yet, but those responsible for the spate of liquor-related incidents should know that they are being closely watched. Government has described as “tragic” reports a spike in accidents and domestic violence during alert Level 2, which over the weekend saw – among other countrywide occurrences – three Tshwane metro police officers killed in a head-on collision with an alleged drunk driver. This has seen Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula call for laws surrounding the sale of alcohol to be reviewed, saying South Africans are “out of control”. “As...

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