- KwaZulu-Natal province has been in the midst of torrential rain and flooding recently
- Despite this, tavern patrons still packed a shebeen while the floor was flooded with water
- Footage of the festivities was caught on camera and condemned by a spokesman for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
The province of KwaZulu-Natal was hit with torrential rain and flooding during the past week.
However, one thing flowing as fast as the rain was the alcohol at a local tavern.
Footage revealed how patrons flocked to a shebeen to indulge in alcohol despite the floor being flooded with water.
The video shows how groups of men are enjoying their drinks and playing games while navigating puddles of water.
A woman is seen exiting the shebeen with beer in hand as another man shouts, “Don’t leave! Come back!”
Briefly.co.za noted that the video was a hit on social media as it has been viewed in excess of 80 000 times.
Daily Sun reported that Lennox Mabaso, a spokesman for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, condemned the behaviour.
He said that people shouldn’t act in this manner while others were still coming to terms with the loss of their loved ones and possessions.
Mabaso advised that flooded areas carry potential risks due to hazardous chemicals.
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