- Social media had a lot to say about the new bar opened by soccer stars, Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Siphiwe Tshabalala
- Some said the bar would be good for Soweto, while others said it would cause harm by selling alcohol to the community
- The debate became fierce, revealing strong opinions over the issue
Briefly.co.za recently shared a story about Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Siphiwe Tshabalala, two former Bafana midfielders who have opened a new bar in Dobsonville, Soweto.
While many on social media praised the pair for their entrepreneurship, others said they were encouraging bad habits by promoting alcohol.
The debate became heated, with strong opinions on both sides.
In response to the story, one user, Abel Chauque, wrote, "Because its a BAR no one cares about the young children's families who will get their lives destroyed. But if it was a CHURCH you would hear thousand comments against it."
Some agreed with Chauque, like Simon Chauke, who wrote, "Alcohol destroys people, families and society. How many people will have to go hungry because their parents will have drank all the money in such a place?"
However, many others rejected Chauque's argument.
"This place is selling alcohol," replied Lebo Raboroko, "They don't force anyone to come buy alcohol. Everyone goes there on their free will. Idk y ppl saying alcohol destroys lives as if the bar owners r the one brewing."
"It's their money, their business," agreed Thobeka Zama, "nobody is forced to go to their lounge."
Boikanyo Mokgosi also weighed in, saying any negative impact the bar might have was balanced out by "creating job opportunities for youth".
The debate revealed a tension between those who supported entrepreneurship and job creation, and others who clearly believed that alcohol is a damaging force in society.
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