- The national lockdown has been accompanied by a ban on the sale of alcohol
- According to reports, South Africans have now turned to Google for help
- Several alcohol-related searches have spiked since the ban was imposed, including how to make your own booze at home
You can take away South Africans' freedom, but you can never take away their booze. With a ban on the sale of alcohol during the lockdown, South Africans are turning to Google for help.
According to TimesLIVE, searches for "alcohol ban South Africa" spiked 500% on Google SA in the past week.
South Africans are also Googling how to make their own booze now that they can't buy it. Searches like "homemade alcohol" and "how to make your own alcohol" have showed high interest in the Free State, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
According to TimesLIVE, the searches that trended are:
- "how to make your own alcohol";
- "where to get alcohol during lockdown";
- "homemade alcohol"; and
- "how to make alcohol at home"
It's clear that South Africans are not loving the booze ban but if Police Minister Bheki Cele could have his way, the ban would be extended past the lockdown.
Cele has linked the decrease in the number of crimes to the ban on the sale of alcohol. Based on this, Cele expressed his view that the liquor ban remain in force even after the lockdown.
Briefly.co.za previously reported Mzansi social media users expressed their frustrations online over Cele's views.
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